Jun 16, 2013

Prayer: Not Losing Heart

Here’s a prayer of intercession inspired by Galatians 6:9.  It comes from the Reformed Worship website.

Prayer
(inspired by Galatians 6: 9)

“Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest
if we do not give up.” Galatians 6: 9

Teach us to pray always and not to lose heart.
We pray for the millions of children who are living in poverty.
We pray that they may receive the basic necessities of life.
We pray for orphans and children alone and lonely.
Give them comfort and love.

We pray for men and women
whose hard labor is without reward or joy.
We pray for women
who bear the greatest burden for their families,
who face the greatest obstacles to freedom.
We pray for their support and encouragement.

We pray for those in positions of power and leadership.
We pray for compassion, wisdom, justice, and mercy.
We pray for community development workers,
for educators, bureaucrats, administrators, social workers,
deacons, preachers, and health workers.
We pray that you will establish the work of our hands. 

~ from Promise and Pain: Service for World Hunger, posted on Reformed Worship. http://www.reformedworship.org/