Oct 11, 2012

Prayer: Saints of Yesterday and Today


Here’s a prayer of thanksgiving and intercession. It was written by Terri, and posted on RevGalBlogPals.

Prayer

Loving God, who takes pleasure in all creation
We give you thanks and sing your praise
Our melody of joy, with tambourine and lyre,
May all we do exult Your glory,
Rejoice one and all!

Blessed are those who love as God loves,
May we be the hands and heart and voice of Christ.

Gentle God, extend your loving care on those
Who suffer from the various losses of life;
Fear, pain, sorrow, struggle, for well being
Who yearn for relief from suffering
Who long for hope.

Blessed are those who show God ‘s love,
neighbors, strangers,
hands and heart and voice of Christ.

Caring God, who is near to all, call out!
Whose justice extends to those in need
Whose mercy brings hope - for
The Spirit of God abides within
When we set our hope on Christ.

Blessed are those who live God’s love
Saints of yesterday and today
The hands and heart and voice of Christ.

Merciful God, remind us to always
Do to others as we would have done
To us. Steadfast love—the work of Christ.
Set our hope, give thanks.
Be humble. Sing for joy.

Blessed are those who love as God loves,
May we be the hands and heart and voice
of Christ.

Amen

— written by Terri, and posted on RevGalBlogPals. http://revgalblogpals.blogspot.ca/