Jun 5, 2013

Pastoral Prayer: Proper 6 C

Here’s a pastoral prayer or prayer of intercession written by Rev. Abi for Proper 6, Year C. 

Pastoral Prayer

Lord of love and light,
shine into our lives and bring your love into our souls.
Remind us of the amazing ways you have loved us,
even when we turned our backs on you.
Open our hearts to receive your loving spirit.
Open our minds to receive your wisdom.
Open our hands to show others your loving compassion.

Lord of love and light,
we hold in our hearts those around us who feel unloved.
We bring them to you for you to shine your love into their lives.
We hold in our minds those who overwhelmed by their needs and difficulties.
We hold in our hands your loving compassion to give them.

Lord of love and light,
there are people and places that are dark
and in the dark about your love.
Shine forth your light and love in their lives and in those places.

There are people and places that have closed their minds to you,
to others, to new and fresh ideas.
Shine forth your light and love to open their minds to you,
to others, to new and fresh ideas.

There are people and places that need our hands
reaching out to them with your loving compassion.
May our reaching out to them with your love and compassion,
shine forth your light and love. Amen.

~ written by Rev Abi, and posted on Rev Abi’s Long and Winding Road blog. http://vicarofwadley.blogspot.ca/