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Prayers for the Week of May 16, 2021

Please feel free to join us in the prayers prayed in worship Sunday, May 16, 2021:

Loving God,

you have created us for life,

life lived in community.

In the Risen Christ,

you have saved us from everything that does us harm,

even death.

And by the power of the Holy Spirit,

you bless our bodies and our lives

with the ability

to bring your love to life in the world.

We praise you and give you thanks.

Loving you, we pray for your world.

We pray for peace – peace throughout the world –

and especially today for peace in Israel/Palestine.

We don’t pray for peace as the world and the powerful

too often understand it,

not for a silencing of voices that cry out,

not for a stifling of struggle

so that the comfortable can remain undisturbed.

We pray for peace that embodies justice.

We pray for an Israel that recognizes

the full humanity and the human rights

of the Palestinian people.

We pray for national and international