Prayer of the Day: Proper 6 B

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)

Mighty God,
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.