Pastoral Prayer: World Communion Sunday

Here’s a prayer of petition and intercession for World Communion Sunday.  It was written by Rev. Abi.


Prayer for World Communion Sunday

Lord as we gather around this wonderful meal 
everywhere and in every place; 
bless us all your children.

As we eat this bread and drink this cup
linking arms around the world,
pour your grace into us all.

Grace us with your presence
as we quietly and loudly pray to you.

May we see in each other
your light, your love and you.
May it not matter our differences,
our names, our languages,
our looks, and our way of doing things.
May what matter today and everyday be that we are one in you.

And as we pray many we call to mind our brothers and sisters
who are unable to be with us today whether in body or spirit.
May you bring comfort to those who are grieving, lonely,
heartbroken, ill or broken of spirit.

May you strengthen those whose lives feel shattered,
don’t make sense, in crisis, and experiencing  loss.
May you say the healing word to those who need it.
May you bring the human touch of love
to those who have not been touched.
May you love the unloved through us.

May you shine your light
into those whose world is covered in darkness.
May you use us to feed the hungry,
clothe the ones who need clothes,
give a cup of water to those who are thirsty,
shelter the homeless, visit the sick and those in prison.

May lives be awakened to you, Lord,
to your love and to your kingdom
whose door is always open to all.

~ written by Rev Abi and posted on A Place for Prayer.