Jul 3, 2013

Prayers of the People: Proper 11 C

Here’s a prayer of intercession inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 11 C, the 9th Sunday after Pentecost.  It was written by Paul Sauer.

Prayer of Intercession for Proper 11 C

Lord God Almighty,
as Abraham and Sarah extended the gift of hospitality to visiting strangers,
open our hearts to share with others,
and graciously receive the fulfillment of your promises. 
Loving Christ:
Help us share the faith.

Holy Spirit,
Lord God, as we run from new idea to strange idea,
looking in vain for you,
give us eyes to see you present, as you always are,
in the form of the poor, the needy, and the hopeless.
Loving Christ:
Help us share the faith.

Heavenly Father,
creator of visible things, and creator of invisible things,
give us courage to trust you with this day, with tomorrow,
and with our redemption to eternal life.
Loving Christ:
Help us share the faith.

Lord Jesus,
the purity of your heart is obvious
in the single desire to do the Father's will,
at all times, in all places and at any cost.
Help us keep our eyes focused on you as the singular Lord of our life.
Loving Christ:
Help us share the faith.

Holy Spirit,
inspire us to see Christ alive in our very own lives.
Loving Christ:
Help us share the faith.

Lord Jesus Christ, Great Physician,
remember us who are still in the earthly body,
so that disease may be cured.
We name those who need your healing power ____.
Loving Christ:
Help us share the faith.

Listening God, hear our prayers. Amen.

~ written by Paul Sauer, and posted on the Lutheran Forum website. http://www.lutheranforum.org/prayers/year-c