Prayer of Intercession for Lent

The LORD upholds all those who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
(Psalm 145:14)

God of love
hear the cry of those who yearn for love;
fractured families, broken homes
neglected, unwanted, alone.
God of love
ALL: hear our prayer

God of justice
hear the cry of those who yearn for justice;
persecuted and oppressed,
exploited, ill-treated, broken.
God of justice
ALL: hear our prayer

God of peace
hear the cry of those who yearn for peace;
in battle zones and broken states,
frightened, fearful, anxious.
God of peace
ALL: hear our prayer

God of healing
hear the cry of those who yearn for healing;
physical and spiritual
hurting, weakened, depressed
God of healing
ALL: hear our prayer

God of mercy
Hear the cry of those who yearn for mercy;
convicted, in need of your Grace,
contrite, humble, bowed down,
God of mercy
ALL: hear our prayer

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.
(Psalm 116:1, 2)

May you know
The peace of God
The love of God
The justice of God
The healing and mercy of God
This day and all days
Amen

The first of five Prayers of Intercession for Lent, available from http://www.faithandworship.com/Lent_intercessions.htm#ixzz1mVmfhMjd

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One thought on “Prayer of Intercession for Lent”

  1. Hi,

    Thanks for this. You are welcome to post this Lenten prayer of mine if you wish…

    A Lenten Prayer by Rosalie Sugrue

    Dear God our hope is to:

    Fast from unkind thoughts; May we instead feast on love;

    Fast from sadness; May we feast on joy;

    Fast from anger; May we feast on peace; Fast from pessimism; May we feast on patience; Fast from discouragement; May we feast on faithfulness; Fast from bitterness; May we feast on kindness; Fast from negativity; May we feast on gentleness; Fast from worry; May we feast on goodness; Fast from indulgence; May we feast on self-control.

    Gracious God,

    during this season of fasting make us keenly aware of the feasting you offer.

    Gift us with your presence, so we can be gift to others in carrying out your work.

    Amen.

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