Oct 8, 2012

Two Prayers: Mark 10: 46-52


Here are two prayers inspired by Jesus’ healing of the blind beggar, Bartimaeus in Mark 10: 46-52. 

 

Prayer 1

 

O Jesus Christ, teacher and healer,
you heard the cry of the blind beggar
when others would have silenced him.
Teach us to be persistent in prayer
and give us courage to ask plainly
what we need from you,
that we might respond in your name
by the power of the Spirit
through the ministry entrusted to us
for the sake of the gospel. Amen.

Prayer 2

 

O Jesus Christ, teacher and healer,
you heard the cry of the blind beggar
when others would have silenced him.
Teach us to be attentive
to the voices others ignore,
that we might respond
through the power of the Spirit
to heal the afflicted
and to welcome the abandoned
for your sake and the sake of the gospel. Amen.


~ from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress.  Posted on Thematic, Intercessory and Scripture Prayers for the RCL, Vanderbilt Divinity Library. http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/