Prayer of Petition: Proper 21 C

Here’s a prayer of petition inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 21 C, including Psalm 146, Luke 16:19-31 and 1 Timothy 6: 6-19.

Prayer of Petition
(inspired by Psalm 146, Luke 16:19-31 and 1 Timothy 6: 6-19)

Holy God,
you reach out in love through Jesus Christ to save us
so that we may live as faithful servants of you alone.
Unchain us from our desire for wealth and power
so that we may, in turn, release others
from the prisons of poverty, hunger, and oppression. Amen.

~ from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress.  Posted on Thematic, Intercessory and Scripture Prayers for the RCL, Vanderbilt Divinity Library.