Jul 26, 2012

Prayer of Intercession: Proper 13 B

Here’s a prayer of intercession for the tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 13 B, Ordinary 18 B)—August 5, 2012.  It was written by Paul Sauer, and posted on the Lutheran Forum.

Prayers of the People: August 5, 2012

Heavenly Father, when we complain that we cannot see your hand at work in our lives, remind us of the wilderness journey of the Israelites. Help us believe and live in patience, as your bigger and better plan is accomplished.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord Jesus Christ, forgiver of our every sin, when we suffer the consequences of our own wrongdoing,  give us courage to humbly confess like King David, “I have sinned against the Lord.”
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Holy Spirit, when we eat our fill of food for yet another day, help us give you thanks by sharing our bounty with the less fortunate.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Build us up in Love, Lord God, and help us use the gifts you've given to us, for your kingdom's sake.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord Jesus Christ, true bread from heaven, send your Holy Spirit into our hearts that we may desire the food that endures for eternal life.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Great Physician, turn our minds and hearts toward the physical and spiritual needs of all among us in pain and suffering _____.
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/