Oct 3, 2011

Intercessory Prayer: Matthew 22: 15-22

Here’s a prayer of intercession inspired by Matthew 22:15-22, one of the suggested scripture readings for October 16, 2011.

For other possible Prayers of the People for October 16, see:

General Intercessions
(inspired by Matthew 22:15-22)

Let us remember before God our Father our country and its people
and give thanks for them and for all people.
We pray you, hear your people.

That everywhere on earth the Church may speak out without fear
for peace and the rights and dignity of the human person, let us pray:
We pray you, hear your people.

That justice, love and responsible freedom
may be the basis of the social order in the world and in our country,
that all may live in peace and security, let us pray:
We pray you, hear your people.

That all humanity may share equitably
in the world's material and spiritual goods,
and that the state and civic organizations may help and protect
the weak and the victims of calamities, let us pray:
We pray you, hear your people.

That all citizens may have a strong sense of civic responsibility
and actively participate toward the common welfare; let us pray:
We pray you, hear your people.

That the Church in our country may bear witness to God's kingdom;
that our country may play a role of honor in the family of nations
and cooperate to world peace and unity, let us pray:
We pray you, hear your people.

God, you love people and people are your concern.
Make us share in your care
through your Son who became one of us,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.