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Holy Trinity, Cycle B (May 30, 2021)

 

Isaiah 6:1-8 (“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts!”)

Psalm 29 (The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; in his temple, all cry, “Glory!”)

Acts 2:14a,22-36 (“This Jesus, God raised up… 33having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this, that you both see and hear”)

                ELW: Romans 8:12-17 (We have received the Spirit of adoption, cry out “Abba, Father”)

John 3:1-17 (Jesus and Nicodemus; the Spirit blows where it wills; God gave his only-begotten Son….)

 

THE PRAYERS 

 

In the power of the Holy Spirit, let us pray to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for the Church, the world, and all people according to their need.

A brief silence

Most holy God, ravish us with your splendor and beauty. Take our breath away with your holiness and purity. Then fill us with your presence, your word, your breath, so that our lives cry out, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God of hosts! Heaven and earth are full of his glory!

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Make your Church radiant with your holiness.  Keep it steadfast in faith; sound in doctrine; loving in service; generous in giving; ardent in worship; and holy in living. Make it a lamp filled with the light of your presence, welcoming and guiding many to salvation in your holy Name.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Be the shelter, strength, and inheritance of all who are hated because of your holy Name. Give them courage, graciousness, and hope; and soften the hearts of their enemies.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Kindle the hearts and minds of the people of this congregation with your Spirit. Unite us to your Son, and use us to proclaim the gospel in words and deeds to all those we meet.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

This weekend in particular, we remember our beloved dead, especially those who have given their lives for their country. Keep them ever in your care. Hasten the day when sin, warfare, and death shall be no more, and your eternal peace reigns undisturbed in every heart.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

There is no other God beside you. Give faith, wisdom, and righteousness to all people, especially those who take counsel for the nations. Conform the hearts of all people to your will, and grant us grace to love one another as you love us.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

With your mighty hand and outstretched arm, protect, guide, and defend all those who stand in harm’s way on behalf of others. Use them to establish safety and order in places of danger and chaos; and bring them home safely and soon.

Gather in your Son’s embrace all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit, especially: {List}. Visit them with your salvation. Support them, and all who love them, with your holy and life-giving Spirit.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, we praise you for welcoming into your presence all who died trusting in you. Keep our hearts firmly fixed on you, the Lord and Giver of life. Bring us, with the whole company of the redeemed of every time and place, every nation, tribe, and tongue, into your presence, where we shall forever adore: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, our Lord and our God.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Gracious Father, through the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, we are bold to ask these things in Jesus’ name. Whatever is in accordance with your will, grant us for your dear Son’s sake. Amen.