Feb 19, 2013

Prayers of the People: Lent 4 C


Here’s a prayer of intercession from Richard Bansemer and the Lutheran Forum website.

Prayer of Intercession

Heavenly Father, when our wilderness journey ends and normalcy returns to our lives, remind us to look back and see where you carried us through, deepened our faith, and provided us with your loving care.

In the day of trial: Be present, Lord.

Holy Spirit, when suffering is the result of our own sin, inspire us to turn around, ask for help, accept your forgiveness, and live a new life in your grace.

In the day of trial: Be present, Lord.

Holy Spirit, Reconciling God, in Christ make us a new creation, by forgiving our sins and sending us out with a mission to be your ambassadors of love, peace and new life.

In the day of trial: Be present, Lord.

Almighty God, hope beyond hope, love beyond understanding, forgiver and forgetter of our awful sins, wait for us in patience, but needle us with the memory of your loving self, your loving home.

In the day of trial: Be present, Lord.

Lord Jesus, as you told parables in order to make the gospel clear, put us in a story of your choosing, and bring us to a deeper faith in you.

In the day of trial: Be present, Lord.

We pray for those who need to be reminded that there is healing in your presence, and homecoming, because there is a home….

In the day of trial: Be present, Lord.

From every wilderness day, Good Lord deliver us. Amen.

 

~ written by Richard Bansemer, and posted on Lutheran Forum. http://www.lutheranforum.org/