Feb 16, 2012

Prayer of Intercession: March 4, 2012

Here’s a prayer of intercession inspired by the scripture readings for Lent 2 B (March 4, 2012).  It was written by Paul Sauer, and posted on the Lutheran Forum website.

Prayers of the People: Lent 2 B
(based on Gen. 17:1-7, 15-16; Ps. 22:23-31; Rom. 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38)

Creator of the nations, your bold covenant with Abraham and Sarah is still being kept. Help us walk before you, grateful to be recipients of your faithful promises.

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

Lord God, you do not despise the laments of those in dire need. You promise that the poor shall eat and be satisfied, and the yet unborn will proclaim your mercy.

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

Holy Spirit, you turn our hearts toward faith as the means by which we know we are your children. Keep us from wavering in our trust in Jesus, who was handed over to death for us, and raised for our justification.

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

Lord Jesus Christ, like Peter, not knowing how formidable are our enemies, we would spare you and ourselves from suffering. Nevertheless, by your cross and passion you have defeated sin, death and the devil.

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

Heavenly Father, you so loved the world that your gave your only Son. It is the singular gift beyond all others...your divine love for us. Hear our prayerful thank you.

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

Suffering among us is always present, and we ask you to take care of those we name before you who have special needs for your presence and healing….

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/

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.