Mar 15, 2012

Prayer of Petition and Intercession

Here’s a thoughtful prayer of petition and intercession from John Birch.

Prayers of the People

“For you have delivered my soul from death,
and my feet from falling,
so that I may walk before God in the light of life.” Psalm 56:13

Circle us, Lord
Circle us with the light of your presence within this dark world
Enable us to be overcomers of fear and temptation
Enable us to be victors over sin and despair
Enable us to become that which you would desire
(Silent prayer)
Lord of creation, Lord of Salvation
Circle us with the light of your presence

Circle us, Lord
Circle our family within the shelter of your outstretched arms
Protect them in each moment of their daily lives
Protect them in the decisions that they face
Protect their homes and relationships
(Silent prayer)
Lord of creation, Lord of Salvation
Circle our families with the light of your presence

Circle us, Lord
Circle this world with the joy of your Salvation
Where there is sickness and disease bring healing
Where there is hunger and despair bring hope
Where there is torture and oppression bring release
(Silent prayer)
Lord of creation, Lord of Salvation
Circle this world with the light of your presence

— written by John Birch, and posted on his Faith and Worship website. Visit that site for many other excellent worship resources. 

For more prayers on this blog, see the Scriptural Prayer Index at the upper right side of the page, or the list of “Labels” at the lower right.