11.02.2015

Prayers of the people 7

Jesus, thank you for saving us and giving us new life.
Help us to embrace this new life with open arms.

Jesus, you have provided many opportunities for us to do your will.
But sometimes, because we were afraid to take those opportunity to serve you and serve people.
Forgive us.

May we walk in your light as your light shines on our path and within our hearts.
Shine your light when we doubt and hesitate.
Jesus, you are saying:
"Don't be afraid.
I am with you.
I am in the depths of your being.
Seek and you will find.”

Change our hearts, so that we may follow you.
Shine your light into our darkness.
Shine your light when we have inner contradictions or inner conflicts.
May we hear your calling saying:
"Go forward.
This is the way.
Then your soul will live!"
May we move along with you with a quiet and humble confidence in you.
May we walk with you having your peace, in our soul.
May we use our gift and talents to serve you and worship you today.
May we believe that it is better for us to give our lives to you.

Jesus, our encourager, you send us your Holy Spirit.
Your Spirit comes to comfort us.
Your Spirit helps us to experience you today.
May your Holy Spirit continually free us to live the life that you lived.

And may we walk in your light as your light shines on our path and within our hearts.
Shine your light when we doubt and hesitate.
Jesus, you are saying:
"Don't be afraid.
I am with you.
I am in the depths of your being.
Seek and you will find.”

Jesus, now we entrust to you our family and friends, all who ask for our prayers and who pray for us.
May they receive your words today.
May they learn more of you and experience you today.

Thank you for your love toward them.
Thank you for including them into your kingdom.
Thank you for welcoming them.
May they also see your guidance and follow you.
Help them to understand the true meaning of your story.
May you lead them into the path of righteousness.

Jesus, we pray for all nations and all people.
Jesus, help us to live with your compassion.
Help us to listen to your compassionate calling.

People need you.
May they experience your love today.
May they learn to entrust everything to you.
May they learn to rejoice in you and in what you accomplish in their life.

We pray in your name.
Amen.