Feb 15, 2013

Intercession: For Those Who Suffer


Here’s a prayer of intercession for people who suffer.  It was written by Bruce Prewer.

Prayer for Others

Our God belongs to all people, and treasures each individual.
Let us pray for them.

Holy Friend, Healer and Liberator, we lift up before you those people who are at this very moment suffer from either accident, disease, their own folly, or the cruelty of others.

Please have mercy on our race, O God.
Forgive our human iniquities and heal our many diseases.

At this moment many fellow humans beings are crying out against the cruelty of captivity: Hostages and abducted children, prisoners of war and political detainees, and many mistakenly convicted.

Please have mercy on our race, O God.
Forgive our human iniquities and heal our many diseases.

At this moment many of our fellows are suffering physical and mental abuse: Battered wives and children, others beaten up by robbers, tortured for information, verbally abused and denigrated, left with untended wounds, threatened with the injury of loved ones, sexually molested or slowly killed.

Please have mercy on our race, O God.
Forgive our human iniquities and heal our many diseases.

At this moment there are people who are traumatised by sudden injury: Victims of industry or the highways, soldiers wounded in battle, civilians bombed or terrorised, those maimed by the carelessness of others, and some who for personal thrills have taken big risks and lost.

Please have mercy on our race, O God.
Forgive our human iniquities and heal our many diseases.

At this moment there are thousands who are in terror or despair because of natural disasters: Flood and house fire, cyclone and earthquake, avalanche or bushfire, drought or lightning strike, storm waves or volcanic eruption.

Please have mercy on our race, O God.
Forgive our human iniquities and heal our many diseases.

Holy Friend, help your church to do whatever we can to lesson the multiple sufferings of humanity. Encourage each of us to rest our own pain and grief in your infinite mercy, and to not cease from righteous anger, prayer and appropriate action while injustice and neglect exist anywhere on this planet.

Please have mercy on our church, O God.
Through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen!

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page. http://www.bruceprewer.com/