Oct 11, 2011

Prayers of the People: Instruments of Love

Here’s a prayer of intercession from the Liturgies Alive website. 

Prayer of Intercession

Let us pray to our kind and merciful God that his love for us may animate all we do and that our love may become contagious. Let us say:
Lord, make us instruments of your love.

- That the Church, the People of God, may never cease to proclaim by its teaching, life and liturgy that love of God and neighbor is the heart of the gospel and that people are God's gift to us, let us pray:
Lord, make us instruments of your love.

- That people may not lose their hearts in today's economic systems of profit, efficiency, production and competition, but that they may keep giving first place to human relationships of friendship and respect, let us pray:
Lord, make us instruments of your love.

- That we may have room in our hearts and homes for refugees and strangers, that we may learn to share our goods and ourselves with the little people loved by God - the poor and the lonely and those who suffer, let us pray:
Lord, make us instruments of your love.

- That those who don't know how to forgive, those who have not experienced much happiness in life or whose longings have not been fulfilled may encounter a bit of God's goodness in our attention and care, let us pray:
Lord, make us instruments of your love.

- That in our Christian communities we may uplift one another rather than tear down, accept each other with trust and affection, forgive one another from the heart and go forward together in hope and love, let us pray:
Lord, make us instruments of your love.

Our gentle God, help us to love you and one another with your measure, that is, without measure, in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.