May 14, 2017

Intercessions for Easter 6 Year A

Here is a prayer of intercession inspired by the suggested scripture readings for the sixth Sunday of Easter. It was posted on Life in Liturgy.

Prayer for Others

Center us now, O God,
on your presence in this place among your people,
as we lift up our hearts desires,
our soul’s deep needs,
our hungers, fears and failures.

As we have often failed to be obedient to your will in our lives
as individual disciples and as church,
we pray that you will forgive us and enliven us
to be and to do the gospel of Christ.
Open us to your Spirit’s urgings,
and awaken us to live faithfully as your people
in a changing, often hurting world.

We pray for those around us who need your care,
and ask that you would make of us your instruments
of healing, peace and redemption.
We pray especially for those we have named to you this day,
and others we lift to you in the silence of our hearts.

Reveal your presence with them and with us, God of life,
that as people of renewed faith and vitality,
we may be empowered to serve your world,
and so give glory to you;
for we offer our prayers and our lives
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
now and forever. Amen.

~ posted on Life in Liturgy, from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).