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Reproduced from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission. A complete edition of the prayers is available though Augsburg Fortress [link].
  • Thematic
  • Shepherd of Israel, hear our prayer
    as your Son heard the plea
    of the criminal crucified with him.
    Gather into Christ's holy reign
    the broken, the sorrowing, and the sinner,
    that all may know
    wholeness, joy, and forgiveness. Amen.
  • Intercessory
  • As the shepherd who cares for the flock, O God,
    you guide all things through Jesus
    whom you have exalted over all creation as king.
    Hear the prayers we offer in his name
    for the creation he cherished
    and that you entrust to us.

    Prayers of the People, concluding with:

    Look upon your people who rejoice in your justice and mercy,
    and grant that the prayers we make
    may reveal Christ's reign in our time. Amen.
  • Scripture (Series 1, Semicontinuous)
  • Almighty God,
    you remembered the oath you swore to David
    and so established a glorious realm of salvation
    through Jesus of Nazareth, his heir.
    Train our eyes to see your righteous rule,
    that, standing firmly in hope
    before the powers of this world,
    we may heed your voice
    and be constant in your truth. Amen.
  • Scripture (Series 2, Complementary)
  • Most High God, majestic and almighty,
    our beginning and our end:
    rule in our hearts
    and guide us to be faithful in our daily actions,
    worshiping the one who comes
    as Savior and Sovereign,
    and who lives and reigns with you
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen.