May 29, 2012

Prayers of the People: Trinity Sunday

Here’s a prayer of intercession based on the scripture texts for the first Sunday after Pentecost, Year B.  It was written by Paul Sauer.

Intercessory Prayer: The Holy Trinity (Year B)

Lord God of hosts, you are always asking, “Whom shall I send?” Give each of us the courage of Isaiah to respond, “Here am I, send me.”

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts: The whole earth is full of your glory.

You are beautiful, Lord God, because you are holy, and your voice is all powerful. Give strength to  your people, and give the blessings of your peace.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts: The whole earth is full of your glory.

Spirit of God, when we are fearful you ask us, “Why? Are you not my adopted ones?”

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts: The whole earth is full of your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, you speak to us of heavenly things, even when we are most interested in earthly things. Speak to us in the night-times of our lives, that we may learn the Way and the Will of your Holy Spirit.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts: The whole earth is full of your glory.

The problems of the nations, the politics of parties, the threats and fears of peoples everywhere are all known to you, Almighty God. Save us from fear, greed, revenge, and all evil things that keep us away from love.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts: The whole earth is full of your glory.

The dying, the sick, the lonely and the forsaken are your special people, for you know the names of each, even as we call upon you, once again, to remember them _____.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts: The whole earth is full of your glory.

Come Holy Spirit, come with your life-giving care and joy. Amen.

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