Nov 29, 2012

Christmas Intercessory Prayers


Here’s a Christmas prayer of intercession from Sam Hargreaves and the EngageWorship website. 

Sam writes: “We just wrote these for our service on the Sunday before Christmas, so thought we'd share them with you.  You can use them to lead prayers in church, remembering that Jesus was born into poverty and disadvantage, and turning this into intercession for those considered 'the least' in our world.”


Prayers of the People for Christmas

Jesus Christ, born in a stable,
Be with the poor and homeless this Christmas time.
As we pray, live and give; 
shine your everlasting light.
(silent prayer)

Jesus Christ, born of Mary,
Be with young mothers across the world this Christmas time.
As we pray, live and give; 
shine your everlasting light.
(silent prayer)
 
Jesus Christ, visited by Shepherds,
Be with all who have to work this Christmas,
and those who long to work.
As we pray, live and give; 
shine your everlasting light.
(silent prayer)

Jesus Christ, 
who became a refugee,
Be with those who fear for their lives,
and those who have left homes and families this Christmas.
As we pray, live and give; 
shine your everlasting light.
Amen.

~ written by Sam Hargreaves, and posted on the EngageWorship website. http://engageworship.org/