Dec 26, 2011

Prayers of the People for Epiphany

Here is another prayer of intercession suitable for use on Epiphany (January 6).  It comes from the Liturgy Alive website.

Prayer of Intercession: The Light of Christ

On this day when peoples from afar came to worship Jesus the Lord, let our prayer be as wide as the world. Let us say to the Father:
Let the light of Christ shine on all people.


That the light of Christ may shine on all nations far and near and that the Church may welcome them with the diversity of their cultures, let us pray to the Lord:
Let the light of Christ shine on all people.

That in our day justice may flourish and peace come to all of the world, let us pray:
Let the light of Christ shine on all people.


That God's people may hear the poor when they cry, have pity on the weak and open their hearts and hands to the needy, let us pray:
Let the light of Christ shine on all people.

That those who persecute the Lord in those who try to follow him
may see his light and be converted, let us pray:
Let the light of Christ shine on all people.

That all who look for a star to guide them may discover the goodness of the Lord in people full of faith and love, let us pray:
Let the light of Christ shine on all people.

That in our Christian communities we may learn, like the wise men, to share the treasures of our goods and hearts, let us pray:
Let the light of Christ shine on all people.

Lord our God, we rejoice that you have become near to us in Jesus your Son.
Let him be the light of life now and for ever. Amen.