Category Archives: Prayers for others

Prayers for others – various

God, draw us to you in constant prayer, that we might grow in the intimacy that makes your passion ours. (Source: Common Prayer, adapted) Let us pray: O God to those who have hunger, give bread to those who have bread, … Continue reading

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Prayer of Intercession based on WCC theme

Poem written by Reuel Norman O. Marigza (Philippines) as reflection on the theme of WCC Busan Assembly, 30th October to 8th November, 2013: ‘God of life, lead us to justice and peace’ God of Life, Lead Us to Act God … Continue reading

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Prayers for Syria

A Prayer for Reconciliation in Syria God of history, Witness of the struggles within families; we pray for the divided family of Syria as brother fights against brother, and sister rejects sister. We pray for those whose love of neighbour … Continue reading

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deflating balloons – a symbol for Prayers for Others

Bishops in the Philippines used yellow balloons to make the point about promises from politicians (full story below) which are not delivered, and which only favour the elite at the expense of the poor. Providing a deflated balloon to people … Continue reading

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Words of mission

Creator Spirit, wellspring of our lives, as the refreshing rain falls on the just and unjust alike, refresh us with your mercy who knows our own injustice.  As the stream flows steadily on, defying all the odds of stone and … Continue reading

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Litany of commitment

Litany of Commitment (source: 30th anniversary service of death of Archbishop Oscar Romero) God, our strength, enliven our resolve to seek bread which nourishes and sustains, that through our resistance of instant satisfaction we may learn to value what we … Continue reading

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Litany of sorrow (prayers for others)

Litany of Sorrow (Source: 30th anniversary service of death of Archbishop Oscar Romero) In the midst of hatred that divides people of different nations, ethnic groups, classes, religions and genders, God forgive us. In the midst of our difficulty in … Continue reading

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Words to conclude Prayers for Others

Compassionate God, open our hearts that we may feel the breath and play of your spirit, unclench our hearts that we may reach out to one another in openness and generosity, free our lips that we may speak for those … Continue reading

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Micah 6.8 Taize style chant

This would make an excellent sung response for Prayers for Others, based on Micah 6.8 I found it on this website. The chant was originally composed for use by the worshipping community of Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California.  One of … Continue reading

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