Oct 13, 2013

Pastoral Prayer: Proper 28C

Here’s a pastoral prayer inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 28, Year C.  It was written by Terri, and posted on RevGalBlogPals.

Pastoral Prayer
(inspired by Luke 21, 2 Thessalonians 3)

Blessed God,
who caused all holy scripture to be written for our learning:
Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them,
that we may embrace and ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life.
Signs of heaven, sighs of hope.

Let us pray.
Fill us O God, with Your words and wisdom.

Blessed God,
we ask your care for those who are victims of wars and insurrections,
may they not be terrified;
for Nations rising against nations,
let Your love, steadfast and faithful,
be a great sign from heaven,
may Your peace bend our will to your will,
like trees in a strong wind.
Signs of heaven, sighs of hope.

Let us pray.
Fill us O God, with Your words and wisdom.

Blessed God,
grant your healing grace to the victims of great earthquakes,
famines and plagues;
let Your love, steadfast and faithful,
be a great sign from heaven,
may Your peace bend our will to your will,
like trees in a strong wind.
Signs of heaven, sighs of hope.

Let us pray.
Fill us O God, with Your words and wisdom.

Blessed God,
when we are weary, help us to do what is right.
Do not let us be led astray,
help us to come, in Your name, praising Your goodness.
Let Your love, steadfast and faithful,
be a great sign from heaven,
may Your peace bend our will to your will,
like trees in a strong wind.
Signs of heaven, sighs of hope.

Let us pray.
Fill us O God, with Your words and wisdom.

Blessed God,
we thank you for all the blessings of this life.
For the gift of life.
For the gift of Christ,
for the gift of the Holy Spirit,
for your tender mercy.
For Your saving love.
Let Your love, steadfast and faithful,
be a great sign from heaven,
may Your peace bend our will to your will,
like trees in a strong wind.
Signs of heaven, sighs of hope.
Amen.

~ written by Terri, and posted on RevGalBlogPals. http://revgalblogpals.org/2010/11/14/sunday-prayer-28c/