Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sample Intercessions for February 2 - Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
February 2, 2007


The following are just samples meant to inspire your work. Use them as ideas for your own assembly's intercessions. Read 10 Principles for Writing Intercessions and How To Write Intercessions to help you write your own.

Presider:
With confidence in our God,
let us pray for the needs of the world.

Reader:
For the church: [pause]
for our leaders and ministers;
for all the baptized;
for bold proclamation of the good news to all awaiting redemption.
We pray to the Lord.

For the world: [pause]
for messengers of peace and hope to the nations;
for freedom from slavery, evil, and death;
for all eyes to see the glory of God before them.
We pray to the Lord.

For our families: [pause]
for the safety of parents and their children;
for care and respect for the elderly and the widowed;
for constant hope in the promise of God.
We pray to the Lord.

For those looking for Christ: [pause]
for the catechumens and their sponsors;
for those who have left the Church because of hurt or disappointment;
for perseverance to continue their search.
We pray to the Lord.

For the dying: [pause]
for those afraid of death,
for the Master to let them go in peace,
including those we now name...[pause].
We pray to the Lord.

For the dead: [pause]
for those awaiting the consolation of the Lord;
for the light of God to shine upon them,
including those we now name...[pause].
We pray to the Lord.

Presider:
God of light,
who can stand before you in the purifying fire of your glory?
With steadfast faith, we await your coming,
and with humble and contrite hearts we offer our prayers.
Fufill your promise, and refine us with your love,
that in your temple we may offer our lives to you alone.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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