Jul 23, 2013

Prayer of Compassion

Here’s a prayer of commitment and intercession from John Birch’s Faith and Worship website.

Prayer of Compassion

“Learn to do good. Seek justice.
Help the oppressed. Defend the orphan.
Fight for the rights of widows.” Isaiah 1:17

We pray
justice
for the falsely accused
freedom
for the wrongly imprisoned
healing
for the tortured or abused
care
for the orphan and widow
concern
for the refugee and dispossessed
and above all
forgiveness
for our emotional detachment.
May we weep as you weep
love as you love
and not be afraid to be angry
for the sake of your children
wherever they might be.

~ Copyright © John Birch, posted on Faith and Worship: Prayers and Resources. http://www.faithandworship.com/