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Prayers for the week of January 19

Every week in worship, we lift up prayers for the world, for the nations, for communities, for families, and for individuals. Here are the Morning Prayers from Sunday, January 19. We invite you to join us in these prayers over the course of this week:

Sovereign God,

you have loved us from the beginning of time,

and love us still.

Throughout time, you have worked for our well-being,

and longed for us, for all of us, to make our home in a world where all are free.

We pray for an end to every system and structure

that stands in the way of that hope –

for an end to racism and white supremacy,

for an end to xenophobia and misogyny and transphobia,

every -ism and -phobia that harms your beloved children.

And within this prayer, help us find the work that is ours to do,

this day, and then the next.

We pray for the planet – for all your creation –

in this climate emergency –

we pray for a will to do the work of healing and repair.

We pray for this nation and all nations –

and particularly our leaders in Washington DC,

as they begin a trial on Articles of Impeachment.

Grant them wisdom and courage and integrity.

Empower us to use the freedoms we enjoy

to shape a government free of corruption

that honors and cares for the most vulnerable in our midst.