Jan 30, 2014

Prayer of Intercession: Let Your Light Shine in Us

Here’s a prayer of intercession from Liturgy Alive.  It was inspired by Jesus’ exhortation to be the “light of the world.”

General Intercessions
(inspired by Matthew 5: 14-16, Luke 8: 16)

Let us now pray to the Father of light
that we may truly become the salt and the light of the world.
Let us say:
Lord, let your light shine in us.

That there may be more love on earth, Lord,
we ask you to dispose people to be more understanding
and friendlier to one another
and to share more readily with those in need, so we pray: 
Lord, let your light shine in us.

That there may be greater justice on earth,
dispose governments and public officials
to make room in their priorities and budgets
for the socially deprived and those out of jobs, we pray: 
Lord, let your light shine in us. 

That there may be more peace on earth,
dispose all nations to put an end to words of hatred
and threats of revenge, we pray: 
Lord, let your light shine in us.


That there may be more joy on earth,
dispose all those who follow your Son
to show sympathy and affection to one another,
to be faithful in our friendships
and concerned about our communities, we pray: 
Lord, let your light shine in us.

That there may be more faith on earth,
dispose all your sons and daughters
to live as children of light before you
and in the sight of people, we pray: 
Lord, let your light shine in us.

Lord God, we pray that your light may shine on all the earth.
However limited we are, let our words and actions
reflect the light of your love,
in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.

~ posted on the Liturgy Alive website. http://www.bibleclaret.org/liturgy/CycleA/