We pray together.

  • WE BELIEVE in one God,

    the Father, the Almighty,
    maker of heaven and earth,
    of all that is, seen and unseen.

    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
    the only Son of God,
    eternally begotten of the Father,
    God from God, Light from Light,
    true God from true God,
    begotten, not made,
    of one Being with the Father.
    Through him all things were made.

    For us and for our salvation
    he came down from heaven:
    by the power of the Holy Spirit
    he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
    and was made man.

    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
    he suffered death and was buried.
    On the third day he rose again
    in accordance with the Scriptures;
    he ascended into heaven
    and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

    He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
    and his kingdom will have no end.

    We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
    who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
    With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
    He has spoken through the Prophets.
    We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
    We look for the resurrection of the dead,
    and the life of the world to come. Amen.

  • In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.


    Silence


    For all people in their daily life and work;
    For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.


    For this community, the nation, and the world;
    For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.


    For the just and proper use of your creation;
    For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.


    For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;
    For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.


    For the peace and unity of the Church of God;
    For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.


    For Justin, the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael, our presiding Bishop; Andrew and Dorsey, our Bishops retired; Daniel, our Bishop; Rob and Paul our Priests; Pat, our Piedmont Convocation Deacon; and for all bishops and other ministers;
    For all who serve God in his Church.


    For the special needs and concerns of this congregation.


    Silence


    The People may add their own petitions


    Hear us, Lord;
    For your mercy is great.


    We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.


    Silence


    The People may add their own thanksgivings


    We will exalt you, O God our King;
    And praise your Name for ever and ever.


    We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom.


    Silence


    The People may add their own petitions


    Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;
    Who put their trust in you.


  • We believe in God, the Father almighty,
    creator of heaven and earth.

    I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
    He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
    and born of the Virgin Mary.

    He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, died, and was buried.

    He descended to the dead.
    On the third day he rose again.
    He ascended into heaven,
    and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
    He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

    I believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the holy catholic Church,
    the communion of saints,
    the forgiveness of sins,
    the resurrection of the body,
    and the life everlasting. Amen.

  • Gracious Father, we ask spiritual growth for ourselves, our families and friends, and especially for our family St. Matthew's. Grant us growth in understanding and willingness to be your Body in this world. Empower us to live the mission of Christ: to preach, teach, heal and make disciples. In joyful thanksgiving for the blessing of your presence in our lives, compel us to share you with everyone we meet. May our numbers increase, our commitment deepen, our lives be joyfully yours. Make us a God-centered people. 

    In Christ's name we pray. Amen.

  • Our Father, who art in heaven, 

    hallowed be thy Name,

    thy Kingdom come,

    thy will be done,

    on earth as it is in heaven. 


    Give us this day our daily bread.

    And forgive us our trespasses, 

    as we forgive those

    who trespass against us. 


    And lead us not into temptation,

    but deliver us from evil. 

    For thine is the kingdom,

    and the power, and the glory, 

    for ever and ever. Amen.

  • Eternal God, heavenly Father,

    you have graciously accepted us as living members

    of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ,

    and you have fed us with spiritual food

    in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.

    Send us now into the world in peace,

    and grant us strength and courage

    to love and serve you

    with gladness and singleness of heart;

    through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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