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Sunday between 20 and 26 November, Christ the King, Year B
(Proper 29, 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Inspired by John 18:33-37and Revelation 1:4b-8.

Opening Prayers or Call to Worship

You are one who rules over all
and so we come into your presence in awe.

Not to a king of pomp and solemnity
or a lord of land and wealth
or a tyrant who demands our lives.

come to a king of overwhelming love
who calls us to his feast;
who wants us to share in all his good things,
who wants to free our hearts
and to free all people.

We are called by the Lord
who serves all people, all creation;
and we come freely
because we want to play our part.

Accept us here Lord
and make us part of your purpose.



Mighty and magnificent Lord,
your laws govern all things
and we worship you;
your fingerprints are in all of creation
and we call upon your name.

You are not a tyrant waging war against nations:
all people of every continent and country were made by you.
Lord, bring peace and healing to the war-torn lands of this earth
and an end to the hatreds that destroy so much so needlessly.
[we pray for… or brief pause]

You are not a king of the powerful or comfortable:
you come in lowliness to be with the dispossessed.
Lord, be a guide and a shelter to the homeless and hopeless.
[we pray for… or brief pause]

You have no favouritism for those who fit in or look the part:
every one of us was made in your image.
Lord restore the confidence and self-belief of those who are drifting.

You are not a king of the religious or righteous:
you sit down with the lost and talk with the uncertain.
[we pray for… or brief pause]
Lord come to the hearts of all those who need you,
all those who want to learn how to live.

You do not stand only with the strong or overlook the weak:
You reach out your hand to those who are suffering
[we pray for… or brief pause]
Lord bring health and hope to all.

You are a king of all and for all,
with all and in all,
forgetting nothing and forgiving everything,
bruising none and healing all things.

Come in truth and glory Lord
and today take us one more step
into a future that you hold in your hands.


© Rod Belt 2012, 2015
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