Apr 6, 2012

Prayer of Intercession: Easter 3 B

Here’s a prayer of intercession based on the suggested scripture readings for the third Sunday of Easter from Paul Sauer on the Lutheran Forum.

Prayers of the People
(based on Acts 3:12-19, Luke 24:36-48, 1 John 3:1-7)

Lord Jesus Christ, Author of life, help us believe Peter's bold proclamation of your resurrection, your healing presence, and the suffering forgiver of our many sins.

Set our minds on heavenly things. Fill us with your joy.

Heavenly Father, when we are in distress, remind us of your Son, who makes room for us in this world and the next.

Set our minds on heavenly things. Fill us with your joy.

Holy Spirit, help us love being a child of God, for there is no higher calling.

Set our minds on heavenly things. Fill us with your joy.

When we are startled and terrified by your unexpected presence, Lord Jesus Christ, help us hear your word of peace. Touch us as we seek to touch you.

Set our minds on heavenly things. Fill us with your joy.

Come to us Lord Jesus, be at our table. As you visited with your disciples after your resurrection, and ate with them, come, Lord Jesus, be our guest today.

Set our minds on heavenly things. Fill us with your joy.

We name aloud those who are hungry for your touch, ready for your healing, or nearing the new life _____.

Set our minds on heavenly things. Fill us with your joy.

Help us listen closely to your Word, even as you listen closely to our prayers. Amen.

— written by Paul Sauer, and posted on the Lutheran Forum website. 


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