Jan 15, 2013

Prayer of Intercession: Love of God

Here’s a prayer of intercession about the love of God. It was written by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild, and posted on the Kir-shalom website.

Prayers of the People

You, O God, love us from the moment of our conception,
You know us and you love us in the womb,
You love us and you call us from before the moment of our first breath,
and you love us when we first see the light of day.
As a mother/father loves her/his child before she/he ever sees it,
and then embraces it gently from the moment of its birth,
so you love us—and we thank you.
Help us dear God to love one another in this way....
Lord hear our prayer.

You love us, O God from the time of our naming
You love us in our growing and hold us as we take our first steps.
You love us and walk beside us
as we explore the world with eager hands and eyes
As a mother/father loves her/his child as she/he sees it grow and develop
so you love us—and we thank you.
Help us dear God to love one another in this way.... 
Lord hear our prayer...

You love us, O God, as we mature and seek our way,
You love as we become aware of the world around us,
You love us as we smile and play,
you even love us when we say no and when we begin to stray.
As a mother/father loves her/his child as she/he sees it become proud and tall,
so you love us even when we sin and fall..
Help us dear God to love one another in this way....  
Lord hear our prayer...

We thank you God for loving us when we are unloving
for caring for us when we are uncaring,
and for calling to us when we go far away....
Help us dear God to love one another in this way...
Lord hear our prayer...

Lord hear our prayers of love this day for those around us,
for those we have held before you in our time of sharing,
and for those we have thought of in our moments of caring:

(add your own prayers)

Lord hear our prayer....    

We ask all these things in the name of Christ Jesus,
who is our Lord and our brother.  Amen

~ written by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild (adapted slightly), and posted on Kir-shalom.