Prayer at the Table: Lent 2 B

Here’s a prayer at the table which draws on the scripture texts for the second     Sunday of Lent, Year B.  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Eucharistic Preface
(based on Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Mark 8:31-38; Romans 4:13-25)

Let us lift up our hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
It is indeed right to give you our thanks and praise, O God,
for, in an everlasting covenant, you have promised
to be our God through all generations.

You called into existence things that did not exist:
the universe and all that inhabits it.
From Abraham and Sarah you brought forth nations,
calling them to walk before you in the righteousness
that comes from faith.

In your Son, Jesus,
you showed your compassion for the afflicted
and taught us that real life is found by those
who lose their life for your sake and for your gospel.
He was rejected by the religious leaders, and killed,
but three days later,
you raised him from the dead as Lord.
Now you justify all
who put their faith in you, through him,
counting it to us as righteousness,
and promising us the full riches of your grace
when Christ comes in glory.

Therefore with .....

— Copyright © 2003 Nathan Nettleton

For more worship resources for March 4, 2012 (the second Sunday of Lent), click on Lent 2 B 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.