Mar 9, 2014

Prayer for Others

Here’s a prayer of intercession from Terri C. Pilarski.  It was posted on RevGalBlogPals.

Prayer of Intercession

Let us pray for the whole world
for all creation, for every living creature
for plants and flowers,
for animals and for fragile human beings.
Gracious God, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Let us pray for those who suffer
the sick and dying, for sorrow,
and for the loss that separates us
from the love of the eternal God.
Gracious God, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Let us pray for the nations of the world
for all people,
for the land and water that sustains and renews life.
Gracious God, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Let us pray for the leaders of nation and cities;
May they remember to lean into you
and to listen to your words.
Gracious God, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Gracious God, protect those who have no place to live
and no one to love them.
Help them to know you, and to know love.
Gracious God, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We offer up our prayers of concern particularly for those we love:
family, friends, and others.
Fill us with Your Spirit.
Gracious God, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

For all the blessings of this life we offer thanks,
help us to have generous hearts and giving spirits.
Help us to be your hands in the world.
Gracious God, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Amen.

~ written by Terri C. Pilarski, and posted on RevGalBlogPals. http://revgalblogpals.org/