Feb 21, 2012

Prayer of Intercession: Lent 4 B

Here’s a prayer of intercession based on the scripture readings for the fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B (March 18, 2012).  It was written by Paul Sauer and posted on the Lutheran Forum website.

Prayers of the People: Lent 4 B
(based on Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 107, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21)

Heavenly Father, when we feel that we have lost direction as a people, or even as a person, help us remember your presence in our wilderness journeys.

The day of the Lord is coming: He abounds in steadfast love.

Great Deliverer, your steadfast love and wonderful works have spared us of troubles known and unknown, for you are in love with us.

The day of the Lord is coming: He abounds in steadfast love.

Holy Spirit, help us remember the great work that Christ accomplished for us, which no other person could perform. Help us confess with gladness, “by grace we have been saved.”

The day of the Lord is coming: He abounds in steadfast love.

Lord Jesus Christ, gift of mercy from God the Father, you love us even when we are most unlovable, lost, and afraid. Thank you for your grace.

The day of the Lord is coming: He abounds in steadfast love.

Lord Jesus Christ, lifted up on the cross like the serpent in the wilderness, lift up our eyes to see you as the Lord and Savior, loving God's whole world.

The day of the Lord is coming: He abounds in steadfast love.

We bring before you those whom you love with special needs, known to us as family and friends ____.

The day of the Lord is coming: He abounds in steadfast love.
  
Though we remember we are dust and to dust we shall return, we remember that we are your precious dust. Amen.

— written by Paul Sauer, and posted on the Lutheran Forum website. http://www.lutheranforum.org/

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