Prayer of Petition: Proper 16 B

Here’s a prayer of petition and intercession, inspired by the suggested scripture texts for Proper 16 B (Ordinary 21 B), the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.  It was written by Bishop Telmore Sartison.

Prayer: God of the Bread that Lasts

God of bread and wine,
we praise and thank you for the precious gift of the living bread,

Jesus Christ,
Give us wisdom,
as you gave it to Solomon and others
whose stories we read and see in the Church.

In this gathering today we pray, listen to your word to us
and sing hymns of praise and thanksgiving
so that we may learn to live as wise people, in Christ Jesus.

God of the bread that lasts, hear our prayer.

Bless our sisters and brothers in all the churches of this country.
Enable us to live in closer harmony with one another,
expressing the unity we have in Jesus, the living bread.
Teach us to serve you in the world together
for the sake of the Kingdom and not for our own glory and honour.

God of the bread that lasts, hear our prayer.

~ written by Bishop Telmor Sartison, and posted on the Worship website.