5.09.2014

Prayers of the people 3

Jesus, you ask us:
“Who do you say that I am?”

You are the one who loves us.
You are the one who prays in us and prays for us.
You are the one who asks us to walk in faith.
You are the one who thinks we can do all things in you.
You are the one who shows us the way of holiness and love.
You are the one who shows us a selfless love.
You are the one who dies for love.

So, receive you Jesus in our heart.
Help us to follow you.
Help us to obey you.
May you help us to live understanding who you are.
May you live through us.
May we give our life to you.
May we proclaim your life.
May we be the salt and light of the world.

Yes, we have never seen you.
But we love you.
May your faith, hope and expectation in us become the fulfillment of your joy.

Jesus, now we want to pray for our family and friends, all who ask for our prayers and who pray for us, whom we name before you now in silence.

Jesus, give them peaceful healing.
Manifest yourself to them even now.

And touch and heal us.
Fill us with your love and your spirit.
We pray this in your name.
Amen.