Aug 9, 2013

Prayers of the People: Jeremiah 18:1-11

Here’s a prayer of intercession inspired by Jeremiah 18:1-11 (and/or Isaiah 64:8).  It was written by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild.

Prayer of Intercession
(inspired by Jeremiah 18:1-11 and Isaiah 64:8)

We give you thanks and praise always, O God,
for your love surpasses all and your will is ever good. 
Like a potter at the wheel you created every part of us,
shaping us in secret in the hidden depths. 
You read our inmost thoughts and desires and keep your hand upon us,
reshaping us as seems good to you
whenever we allow ourselves to become misshapen
through our allegiance to those who do not walk in your ways
or by the acts of our own will. 
Praise be to your name for your continuous mercy and grace...
Lord, hear our prayer....

Loving and creative God,
make us the people you want us to be
and help us to follow in the path of Christ Jesus your Son each day
and to proclaim your saving love in all that we say and do.... 
Lord, hear our prayer...

Father, we pray today for your hand of blessing
to be upon those we have named before in our sharing time—
and those we name before you now in the silence of our hearts...
(bidding prayer)
Lord hear our prayer....

We ask these things through Christ Jesus our Saviour,
he who lives and reigns with you and the Holy  Spirit,
one God, both now and evermore. Amen

~ written by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild, and posted on Kir-shalom.