Feb 10, 2012

Lent Intercessions

Here’s a Lenten prayer of intercession written by John Birch, and posted on his Faith and Worship website.

Prayer of Intercession for Lent
(inspired by Psalm 145: 14)

The LORD upholds all those who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down. (Psalm 145:14)
                                 
God of love
hear the cry of those who yearn for love;
fractured families, broken homes
neglected, unwanted, alone.
God of love
hear our prayer

God of justice
hear the cry of those who yearn for justice;
persecuted and oppressed,
exploited, ill-treated, broken.
God of justice
hear our prayer

God of peace
hear the cry of those who yearn for peace;
in battle zones and broken states,
frightened, fearful, anxious
God of peace
hear our prayer

God of healing
hear the cry of those who yearn for healing;
physical and spiritual
hurting, weakened, depressed
God of healing
hear our prayer

God of mercy
Hear the cry of those who yearn for mercy;
convicted, in need of your Grace,
contrite, humble, bowed down,
God of mercy
hear our prayer

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live. (Psalm 116:1, 2)

May you know
The peace of God
The love of God
The justice of God
The healing and mercy of God
This day and all days
Amen

— written by John Birch, and posted on his Faith and Worship website.  Visit that site for many other excellent worship resources. http://www.faithandworship.com/

For more resources for Lent, click on Lent in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page. For more prayer resources, see the Scriptural Prayer Index at the upper right side of the page.