Jun 27, 2012

Prayer of Intercession: Proper 10 B

Here’s a prayer of intercession based on the scripture readings for Proper 10 B (Ordinary 15 B)—the seventh Sunday of Pentecost.  It was written by Paul Sauer.

Prayer of Intercession: Proper 10 B

Heavenly Father, you call ordinary people, like Amos, to witness. Help us to discern the message of those called by the church to speak, and to be open to hear your direct, personal call to serve.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Holy Spirit, help us sense the Psalmist's joy in our lives. Let joy and faithfulness meet together. Let righteousness and peace kiss each other.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord Jesus Christ, we know that our highest calling is to be children of God. Help us live as your adopted sons and daughters, as inheritors of your grace.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Holy Spirit, although King Herod liked to hear John the Baptist preach, he was neither convinced nor converted by John's message. Guard us from careless listening to the Word of Life.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord God, the desperate poor in this world, the deserted, the homeless and the hopeless are ever present. As we seek to meet basic needs for all, help us recognize that the face of our brother or sister in need is your holy face.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord Jesus Christ, the poor in health need our prayers and our presence. Hear us name those we know who need your intervention _____.
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/