Oct 3, 2011

Prayers of the People: Proper 24A

Here is a suggested prayer of intercession for Proper 24A (October 16, 2011) written by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild and posted on his Kir-Shalom website. 

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


Prayers of the People

Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying,
send us love, send us power, send us grace!

God of majesty, Your glory fills the earth and the heavens. 
You are the maker of all that is,
   of all that is good,
   of all that seeks good,
  of all beauty and truth and nobility. 
You surpass all that we think of you. 
You are found in places that we do expect to find you. 
You speak to us in ways that are so ordinary
   that we often fail to hear you
and you reveal yourself in things that are so wonderful
   that the we often fail to grasp that you are behind them and in them. 
Lord, we pray that you may help us to see you and hear you this day. 

In silence now, O Lord,
   we ask that you speak to us and that you hear us and help us. 
We offer to you our prayers—
   and  we offer to you our hearts and minds and souls
   so that you may fill them with what you want us to have.
Lord, hear our prayer, and in your love, answer.

Father and Mother of us all—
we know you care for all that you have made
   and for all whom you have made.  
Hear now our prayers for our world and for the nations that fill it—
   for those who hunger and thirst for the bread and water you give in abundance,
   for the justice and the mercy that you want all to experience,
   for the peace and the wholeness that you want all to know.
Lord, hear our prayer, and in your love, answer.

Tender and caring Lord,
hear our prayers for those whose pains and sorrows
   and joys and thanksgiving s are upon our hearts this day.  
We lift them up before you by name in our hearts—
   and with the words of our lips.....

(BIDDING PRAYER...)

Lord, hear our prayer, and in your love, answer.  Amen.

Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying,
send us love, send us power, send us grace!

— written by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild, and posted on his Kir-Shalom website. Visit his site for more more lectionary-based worship resources and sermons.