Jul 31, 2012

Prayers of the People: Proper 15 B

Here’s a prayer of intercession from Paul Sauer, Lutheran Forum.  It’s based on the suggested scripture readings for Proper 15 B (Ordinary 20 B), the 12th Sunday after Pentecost.

Prayers of the People

Holy Spirit,
fill us all with the wisdom of God,
by walking in His ways
and keeping His commandments all the days of our lives.

Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Holy Spirit,
fill us with true reverence for the Lord,
that we may turn from evil, do good and seek peace.

Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Holy Spirit,
as we sing praises to God with our voices,
help us sing with our hearts full of love.

Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord Jesus Christ,
living bread from heaven,
as you were sent to us from the living Father,
you have fed us with your own flesh and blood.
As you live in us, that we may live forever,
help us live lives that reflect your love and grace.

Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Help us, Heavenly Father,
to see the whole world as your world, worthy of loving.
Bring the nations together,
that peace and good will may replace fear and rancor.

Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Our frail bodies, Lord Jesus, need so much attention and healing.
As we pray for one another,
remind us of the new body promised each of us on the day of resurrection.

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/