Pastoral Prayer: James 1: 17-27

Here’s a prayer of thanksgiving, commitment and petition based on James 1:17-27.  It was written by Terri on RevGalBlogPals.

Pastoral Prayer
(inspired by James 1:17-27)

Holy and Gracious God,
we give you thanks for family, friends, life, love—
for all the blessings (name blessings and thanksgivings)
you have bestowed upon us.

In Your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of our Mothers and Fathers,
your desire for us leads the way,
may we have the ears to hear the cries of this world -
responding with Your hope.

In Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Compassionate One,
fill us with your love
that we may see deeply into all the needs around us,
(name the hurts, needs, and hope you are carrying.)
Help us to care with Your heart.

In Your mercy, hear our prayer.
May Your love, Your grace, Your compassion, Your mercy,
carry us away, this day
and lead us with love
to be Your hands and heart in the world.


~ posted by Terri on RevGalBlogPals.