Jan 28, 2012

Prayer of Intercession: Epiphany 6B

Here’s a prayer of intercession from Ormande Plater, a retired Archdeacon in the Episcopal church in New Orleans. It is based on the scripture texts for February 12, 2012 (the sixth Sunday after Epiphany).

For other styles of intercessory prayer for February 12, click on Epiphany 6B in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.  For more general options, click on Intercession.

Intercession: Epiphany 6B

Let us pray for all peoples in the church and the world
who need mercy, justice, and peace.

For the church of God, and for all who witness to the glory of God.
Lord, have mercy.
For this world and for the sharing of health and healing.
Lord, have mercy.
For those stigmatized as unclean,
and for those who touch and heal them.
Lord, have mercy.
For all who practice the medical arts,
and for physicians of the spirit.
Lord, have mercy.
For all who are sick and in need of prayer, a
nd for the dying and the dead.
Lord, have mercy.
Remembering the Blessed Virgin Mary, N, and all the saints,
let us offer ourselves and one another
to the living God through Christ.
To you, O Lord.

God, who sends us to wash in the river of healing,
hear the prayers we offer you this day
and enable us to proclaim your good news
and spread the word of your salvation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

— written by Ormande Plater, a retired Archdeacon in the Episcopal church in New Orleans.  Posted on his website, Ormonde Plater. 

For more worship resources for February 12, 2012 (the sixth Sunday after Epiphany), click on Epiphany 6B in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page. For more prayer resources on this blog, see the Scriptural Index of Prayers at the upper right side of the page.