Nov 23, 2013

Prayer for Others: Advent 3A

Here’s a prayer of intercession inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Advent 3, Year A.  It was written by Terri, and posted on RevGalBlogPals.

Prayer of Intercession for Advent 3A
(inspired by Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 146:5-10)

For the speechless tongues of those oppressed
For weak hands, feeble knees, widowed, spirits 
Made lame, we pray

For those orphaned from war, violence, fear
Parentless children, silent, stifled cries. For the
hungry, we pray

For wives, beaten, abused, trampled, shot
Spirits abandoned, imprisoned by fear. For
Women, we pray

In the dry land of desert wilderness, parched
Stranded spirit, a deer that cannot leap. For the
Broken, we pray

Blessed are those whose help is God
Happy are those whose hope is God, for the
Good News, we pray

For the Good News of God, born human, who
Comes to live and love us, as us, be glad, rejoice,
Singing, we pray

For hope, like blooming flowers in a dusty desert
For hope, compassion bursting forth, be strong!
God is with us.