Prayer for Others: Psalm 42

Here’s a prayer of intercession inspired by Psalm 42.  It was written by Rev. Adam J. Dillon.

Prayer of Intercession
(inspired by Psalm 42)

Eternal defender of the poor and sad,
hear our prayers for all who suffer.

For those who are refugees, exiles from home,
because of the cruelty of enemies or the vagaries of nature.

For those who are starving
and whose tears are their only food.

For those who are desperate for a drink,
and who thirst for life-giving water.

For those who are sad and troubled,
whose hearts break for want of hope.

For those whose faith is weak,
who feel that God has abandoned them.

Protector of the weak, be with all who need you today.
May they know that they are not forgotten.

~ written by Rev. Adam J. Dillon, and posted on the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website.