Oct 8, 2012

Prayers of the People: Proper 25 B


Here’s a prayer of intercession inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 25 B—the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost.  It was written by Paul Sauer.

Prayer of Intercession
(inspired by Mark 10:46-52, Job 42, Hebrews 7:23-28)

Heavenly Father, like Job, when we ask for your presence and intervention, we will end up on knees, astounded at your greatness, and humbled by our own unworthiness.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Holy Spirit, when we tearfully share our hopes and dreams with you, you promise a harvest of joy. Fill us with expectations of your goodness.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord Jesus Christ, high priest and intercessor for our sins, help us live as your children, trusting that we are also children of the Heavenly Father.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord Jesus, healer of Bartimaeus' blindness, help us see you in this world active in love, and help us see you by our side, so we may walk your way without stumbling.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord Jesus, Great Physician, hear now the names of those we know who need your healing _____.
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.  Posted on the Lutheran Forum website. http://www.lutheranforum.org/