Feb 21, 2013

Good Friday: Prayers of the People


Here’s a prayer of petition and intercession for Good Friday from John van de Laar’s Sacredise website.

Prayer: Requests

If the cross tells us anything, O Lord,
it is that You know and share our suffering:

You are with us, and all those who are victims of disease,
of the violence or abuse of others,
of our own ignorance, foolishness or sin.
Help us and restore us, O Lord, we pray.

You are with us, and all those who inflict pain on others and on our world,
through our selfishness or greed,
through our brokenness or anger,
through our rigidity or need to be right.
Help us and restore us, O Lord, we pray.

You are with us, and all those who are fearful of threats
to this world we call home,
to our safety and survival,
to our sense of community and togetherness as people.
Help us and restore us, O Lord, we pray.

Silent personal prayers may be offered here.

Christ of the Cross,
See our need of Your grace,
Hear our prayer for Your mercy,
And come to us again, to help and restore,
because we cannot heal ourselves.
Amen.

~ written by John van de Laar, in A Communion Liturgy for Good Friday, posted on the Sacredise.com website. http://www.sacredise.com/