Here’s a prayer of petition based on the suggested scripture readings for the third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6 B, Ordinary 11 B).
Prayer of the Day
(inspired by Mark 4:26-34; 1 Samuel 16:1-13)
to you belong the mysteries of the universe.
You transform shepherds into kings,
the smallest seeds into magnificent trees,
and hardened hearts into loving ones.
Bless us with your life-giving Spirit,
re-create us in your image,
and shape us to your purposes,
through Jesus Christ. Amen.
— from from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress. Posted on Thematic, Intercessory and Scripture Prayers for the RCL, Vanderbilt Divinity Library.