Aug 1, 2012

Prayer of Intercession: Proper 16 B

Here’s a prayer of intercession based on the suggested scripture readings for Proper 16 B (Ordinary 21 B), the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.  It was written by Paul Sauer.

Prayers of the People: Proper 16 B

Lord God Almighty, may we revere and serve you, forsaking all other would-be gods.

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

Holy Trinity, one God, you are so powerful that the highest heaven cannot contain you. Neither can our churches, our hearts or our world hold you fast. Nevertheless, hear our prayers and pleas this day, for your love is far greater than our needs.

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

Holy Spirit, comfort the brokenhearted among us with your promise of redemption and resurrection, for we believe we shall live forever in the house of the Lord.

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

Arm us with your might, Lord God, else we will be defeated by evil. May your truth, peace, faith and holy Word guard us, inspire us and embolden us to be your people.

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

Lord Jesus Christ, help us take no offense from your difficult teachings. You are the Holy One of God, and the Heavenly Father bids us come to you in faith.

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

Lord God Almighty, this world delights in producing weapons of war. Forgive us our fear of one another, teach us to trust your Son, and bring peace to the hearts of all people.

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

Among us are many counting on your goodness and mercy for hope and healing. Hear us as we name them _____.

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/