Nov 4, 2012

Prayer of Intercession: Proper 28 B


Here’s a prayer of intercession inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 28 B (the 25th Sunday after Pentecost. It was written by Richard Bansemer, and posted on the Lutheran Forum.

Prayer of Intercession: Proper 28 B

Father God, at the end of time as we know it, you will be there. Help us, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to have no fear of that day or of that hour, for your Son, Jesus, our Savior, will be there for us.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord God Almighty, even as you listened to Hannah as she poured out her soul to you in despair, hear our prayers, and use us as you used her in your holy work.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Holy Spirit, keep us from making gods out of our needs and desires, and teach us to take refuge in your strength and counsel.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord Jesus Christ, high priest, by your Holy Spirit you remember our sins no more. May we worship with a clean heart full of faith, and seek to do good works for and with one another, for the day of your return approaches.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Lord Jesus Christ, you call all that we fear about the end of time as mere “birth pangs.” Help us dread the end as little as we worried about our first birth. You will be present.
Loving God, you hear our prayers: You live among us.

Come, Lord Jesus, into the lives of those whose need 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 Richard Bansemer, and posted on the Lutheran Forum website. http://www.lutheranforum.org/