Reconciling prayers of intercession for Reformation Sunday — UK

God of Grace, shepherd us

Reconciling Prayer for Reformation Sunday – WORD

Reconciling Prayer for Reformation Sunday – PDF

Using a sung or spoken response:

 Shep-herd us, O God, beyond our wants, be-yond our fears, from death in-to life.

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       God of grace, shepherd us.

                   Sung/spoken response:  Shepherd us, O God, beyond our wants, beyond our fears, from death into life.

Spirit of Grace, we pray. that the unity of Christ’s church may be revealed

in the faith we proclaim and through the mission we have received.

We pray for the integrity of our life and witness, one with another,

among the Reformed Churches, together with our comrades in Christ,

the Quakers, the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches,

the Churches of the Lutheran and Anglican communities,

Evangelical and Pentecostal traditions.

God of grace, shepherd us.

 Sung/spoken response:  Shepherd us, O God, beyond our wants, beyond our fears, from death into life.

We pray for all engaged in the promotion of the Bible,

for scholars dedicated to its translation,

preachers committed to its message,

and Christians of all ages seeking to be formed by its teaching.

God of grace, shepherd us.

Sung/spoken response:  Shepherd us, O God, beyond our wants, beyond our fears, from death into life.

We pray for the nations of the world and for all in authority

that they may be reconciled one with the other,

that they might draw back from war and violence,

unite to work for justice and peace, and seek the common good.

God of grace, shepherd us.

 Sung/spoken response:  Shepherd us, O God, beyond our wants, beyond our fears, from death into life.

We pray for your whole created order,

that the resources of the earth may be freely shared,

that the dignity and freedom of all may be promoted

and that people of all ages and all sexual identities may live in security and diversity.

God of grace, shepherd us.

 Sung/spoken response:  Shepherd us, O God, beyond our wants, beyond our fears, from death into life.

We pray that change will come to those enduring poverty and hunger,

and that adequate treatment be available to all living with sickness and disease.

We pray that relief will come to those forced from their homeland

and that compassion and justice be shown to all prisoners denied their freedom.

God of grace, shepherd us.

 Sung/spoken response:  Shepherd us, O God, beyond our wants, beyond our fears, from death into life.

Through the testimony of the apostles,

you have stirred up the gifts of your grace.

And through the witness of Martin Luther,

other saints and martyrs of the Reformation era,

and saints and angels throughout the generations,

you have recalled us to the life of faith.

Rejoicing in this expansive communion of the faithful,

we pray that, with all who live and die in faith and hope,

we may share in the life of your abundant promises.

God of grace, shepherd us.

 Sung/spoken response:  Shepherd us, O God, beyond our wants, beyond our fears, from death into life.


Words Adapted from: Commemorating the Quincentenary of the Reformation: An Order of Service and Resources by the Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain

Refrain ‘Shepherd Me, O God’ by Marty Haugen