Jun 12, 2012

Intercession: We pray for a world...

Here’s a prayer of intercession from John Birch.

Prayer of the People

Father God, in whose love we live and move,
we pray for a world crying out to feel loved,
wanted, cherished and unique.
Heavenly Father, source of all love

We pray for a world torn apart by conflict and war.
A world that lives uneasily in a climate of fear
with no clear vision for future days
Heavenly Father, source of all hope

We pray for a world that thinks less of others than of self.
A world where division between nations, race, religion
neighbour and family leads to distrust
Heavenly Father, source of all peace

We pray for a world that is short on happiness,
too busy to enjoy this world you have created,
too preoccupied with living to appreciate life.
Heavenly Father, source of all joy

We pray for a world where spiritual longing is satisfied
by fashionable notions and temporary solutions
with no thought for tomorrow.
Heavenly Father, source of our Salvation

We pray for a world that needs to know your love, your hope,
your peace, your joy and Salvation.
A world that needs to know it is special, unique
and is uniquely loved by a Heavenly Father. Amen.

— written by John Birch, and posted on his Faith and Worship website.  Visit that site for many other excellent worship resources.  http://www.faithandworship.com/

For more prayers of intercession on this blog, click on intercession in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page, or see the Scriptural prayer index at the upper right.