Aug 28, 2014

Prayer for Others: Truth, Healing, Compassion, Joy

Here’s a prayer of intercession from Bruce Prewer’s Home Page.

Prayer of Intercession

First of all, let us pray for the world-wide church:
By the inflowing of the Holy Spirit
may we become in practice
more truly what we already are in faith and hope:
the body of Christ and new family God.
Let there be truth, healing, compassion and joy,
God of our salvation.

Now let us pray for our country;
that the values of the kingdom of God
may become less unusual
in the way we care for the weak and the neglected,
the foolish and the disgraced.
Let there be truth, healing, compassion and joy,
God of our salvation.

Let us pray for the strong and the wealthy,
the powerful and the ruthless;
the famous and the idolised;
that they may realise how easy it is to gain the whole world
yet lose the soul.
Let there be truth, healing, compassion and joy,
God of our salvation.

And let us pray for all suffering, broken, and forlorn people
around us in church and community;
that the healing of Christ may reach into the soul’s depths
where no human hand can touch or human word console.
Let there be truth, healing, compassion and joy,
God of our salvation.

And now unto the loving God
who is always doing far better than we can think or pray or do,
be glory in the church through Christ Jesus,
now and beyond the end of time.
Amen!

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page.  http://www.bruceprewer.com/