Apr 22, 2018

Prayers of the People: The Light of Christ


Here’s a pastoral prayer from the Third Space blog.

Prayer

Creator God,
we pause in your presence and hold our day before you.
Still us, calm us, guide us as we enter this day.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

(time for silence and reflection)

Creator God, we hold this day before you, especially…
A short time of silence for personal prayer.

We hold before you, Lord,
all those who would usually be here with us.
(These may be named aloud.)

We hold before you Lord,
 all those we love, especially…
A short time of silence for personal prayer.

We hold before you Lord
those who are sad because someone they love has died…
(These may be named aloud.)

We hold before you Lord
those we know who are troubled this day…
(These may be named aloud.)

We hold before you all those we will meet this day…
A short time of silence for personal prayer.

Lord God,
grant us the faith this day to truly walk in the light of Christ:
Christ as a light illumine and guide us
Christ as a shield overshadow us.
Christ under us; Christ over us;
Christ beside us on our left and on our right.
This day be within us and without us,
lowly and meek, yet all powerful.

Be in the mouth of each to whom we speak;
In the mouth of each who speaks to us.
Christ as a light, Christ as a shield,
Christ beside us on our left and on our right. 

~ posted on the Third Space blog. http://third-space.org.uk/resources/