Bible Sunday

This might be long for normal intercessions so may benefit from editing

 

God of Genesis

We bring you our world in all its beauty and multiplicity of peoples. Create in us a memory of Eden that we may once again find our identity in caring for your creation

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of Exodus

We bring you all people who are hungering for liberation, who are crying out for you to save them from their oppressors. Be close to them in their suffering and grant them their hearts desire.

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of the Pentateuch

We bring you all lawgivers and lawmakers. Give them wisdom that they might rule with justice and judge with mercy

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of Ruth and Esther and Judith

We bring you the women of faith. May we listen to their voices even when they are marginalized and forgotten, so that we might together come to know the fullness of your image

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of History

We bring you the movers and shakers of our world. The powerful and the influential, and those who hold nations in their hands. Give them clear minds and generous hearts that they might work for the benefit of all

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of Ezra and Nehemiah

We bring you all who study the Bible, who wrestle to hear the Word of God within its pages. Give us a love for your scriptures that, we too, might be eager to listen to its unsettling voice

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of Wisdom

We bring you the singers and the poets, the wise women and the brilliant men who seek to plumb the beauty and the depths of your world. Teach us to sing our song and cultivate our minds for your glory

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of the Prophets

We bring you the dangerous and the daring. Those who have insight into environmental dangers and neglected injustices, and for those with the moral courage to walk the road less traveled

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of the Gospel

We bring you the evangelists who in words and deeds find new ways to make the wisdom and love of Jesus resonate amidst the restless longings of our world

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of the Apostles

We bring you church leaders who bear the responsibility of passing on the traditions of Jesus to a new generation. Teach them to be wise shepherds and gentle gardeners.

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of Epaphroditus and Euodia, Syntyche and Onesimus

We bring you ourselves, little people who merit barely a mention in the annals of the world, but we thank you that you have loved us and you have called us and we are important in your eyes.

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of Revelation

We bring you the universe which you created, which you sustain and which you will bring to its conclusion. Guide us so that we might find our place in your purposes and fill us with joy as we gladly respond to your Word.

 

Lord in your mercy...