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Prayers for the Week of August 30, 2020

Please feel free to join us this week in the prayers we prayed in worship, Sunday, August 30, 2020:

Loving God,

you have created all that is,

and invited us into the work of creating with you,

you love us in Jesus Christ,

and empower us through your abiding Spirit –

we give you thanks and praise.

We thank you for this world,

and we feel and participate in its pain.

God help us.

We pray for those reeling from natural disasters –

from hurricanes, and wildfires, and pandemic.

We pray for those who have suffered harm and loss,

for healing and wholeness and safety.

We pray for first responders – for firefighters,

and for medical professionals,

gird them with strength for the work they do

for the common good –

the work they do sacrificially

to protect and honor human life.

We pray for an end to pandemic.

We pray for an end to the systemic racism

that plagues this country,

and particularly for an end