May 31, 2012

Prayer of Intercession: Proper 7 B

Here’s a prayer of intercession for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7 B, Ordinary 12).  It was written by Paul Sauer.

Prayers of the People: Proper 7 B

Heavenly Father, when you answered suffering Job out of the whirlwind, you challenged him to see you as Creator God. When we suffer and complain, help us note your wondrous work throughout the universe, and give you thanks for caring about us in the middle of it all.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord of all nations, give us courage to trust you (like David before Goliath), to face danger unafraid, and to believe in your providence.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Holy Spirit, mighty God, you still the storm with a whisper, for you are good. Still the storms that rage within us.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord Jesus Christ, giver of God's grace, open our hearts to receive you in faith, to do your work on earth, and to give thanks for every daily opportunity to be your person.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord Jesus Christ, as you calmed the sea, still the storms within us and around us, both in our personal lives and in our church lives, and when you say, “Peace! Be still!” may we obey.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord Jesus Christ, all of us know the pains of illness, separation, loneliness and death. Hear us as we name those with difficulties who need your Holy Spirit's presence, and your healing touch _____.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

The love of God has won. The new life has begun. Amen.

— written by Paul Sauer, and posted on the Lutheran Forum website. http://www.lutheranforum.org/