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Prayers for the Week of November 20, 2022 and for Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving prayers this Sunday flowed out of the prayers of our children, and their thank-you note to God (pictured above). Please feel free to join us in the prayers of gratitude and grace we prayed in worship this Sunday, November 20, 2022:

God of love and grace and every good gift,

you created all that is in love.

We thank you for stars and sun and moon,

for soaring mountain, and roaring ocean,

for birds, and fish, and all the creatures that roam the earth,

for fresh air to breathe,

and cool sips of water to refresh the day.

We thank you for the bright light of morning,

for the quiet you bring at the dimming of the day,

for the festival of color

we experience in the autumn leaves.

Help us care for your earth,

keep us from doing creation further harm,

help us to live grateful lives of sustaining tender care.

We thank you for the blessings of life

for the gift of each other,

for family and community,

for lives of meaning and purpose,

for the work that is ours to do,

for meals that sustain,

for nurses and doctors who help us heal,

for a place to call home.