Prayers of the People – Easter B – 2018
The Great Fifty Days of Easter, 2018
It is recommended that the response to the biddings in the Prayers of the People be sung.
It is recommended that, whether sung or said, only the response for the Prayers of the People be printed in the worship leaflet or provided in PowerPoint slides.
For the 1st to 5th Sundays of Easter, the response can be sung to the setting composed for the ‘Lift Your Hearts’ initiative, provided on this website.
A simple, accessible setting of the response for Easter 6 until Pentecost provided in previous years remains available on this website.
Prayers for the 4th Sunday of Easter will be made available at a later date. These will include material provided in response to a focus on affordable housing that the House of Bishops has asked to take place on that day. Once this material is published, prayers will be posted.
Most of the concluding collects below are found in Trial Use Collects for Years A, B, and C, approved for use in The Anglican Church of Canada. The resource is available at https://www.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/GS2016-Trial-Use-Collects-2016-05-09.pdf. Permission to use these prayers in Algoma as the Collect of the Day has been given by Bishop Anne. If you are using them in this way, please inform Jay Koyle, Congregational Development Officer, so that your feedback can be sought at a later date.
Intercessors should prepare for The Prayers of the People well before the Liturgy to ensure any particular names or places to be included are identified.
Even if there is no one is baptized or engaging in an intentional renewal of baptism (including Confirmation, or Reception into the Anglican Communion) in your congregation during the Paschal Triduum or the Season of Easter, you are encouraged to pray for the newly baptized and those renewing their baptismal promises. For these occasions will be celebrated throughout the Diocese and around the globe during this holy time.