Sep 25, 2013

Prayers of the People: Psalm 65: 5-14

Here’s a prayer of intercession inspired by Psalm 65: 5-14.  It was written by Jeff Shrowder, and posted on The Billabong.

Prayer of Intercession
(based on Psalm 65: 5-14)

Answer us with awesome deeds that put things right,
O God, who saves us;
who is the trust of the ends of the earth, and distant oceans;
who sets the mountains in place;
who is clothed in power;
who stills the roaring seas,
the raging of their waves,
and the unrest of the peoples;
so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth will fear your signs,
and the morning and evening will sing for joy as they set out.

Lord hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

You care for the earth and give it abundance,
greatly enriching it.
The irrigation channel is full of water;
you provide grain by preparing (the earth).
Soak its furrows; saturate its unbroken clods!
Let rainshowers soften it, and bless its growth.
Crown the year with your goodness;
Let the places where you pass
and the pastures of the wilderness drip with richness;
Let the hills dress themselves with rejoicing.
The pastures are clothed with young flocks,
the valleys are covered with grain;
they shout and sing for joy.
God of awesome deeds that put things right
strengthen us in uncertain times;
encourage us and those for whom we pray
so that we dream your dreams
and glimpse your vision for your kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord
Amen

~ written by Jeff Shrowder.  For use in worship, with acknowledgement, © Jeff Shrowder 2000.  Posted on The Billabong. http://thebillabong.info/lectionary-2/year-c-luke/62c-sunday-30c/