Prayers for the Week of October 11, 2020

Please feel free to join us in prayer this week with the prayers we prayed in worship, Sunday, September 27, 2020:

Sovereign God,

present with us now,

you created the world

and everything and everyone in it.

You love the world,

and from the beginning

on into forever,

you desire for the world

only our good.

Every morning,

you continue in your loving work

of creation and restoration,

loving us into

your better future.

We give you thanks and praise.

With the prophet, we pray

for a world where

“everyone can sit

under their own vine

and fig tree,

and no one will make them afraid.”

And so we pray for an end to tyranny

and every abuse of power,

for a world, not of power-over,

but of power-with and power-for.

We pray for leaders who are honest,

and compassionate,

and courageous,

and wise.

We pray for an end to systemic racism

in all its forms,

for awareness of our complicity,

and for the heart and will

to participate with others and with you,

in building a world where everyone lives free.

We pray for the vine and for the fig tree,

and for the thriving of every bit of creation,

for the will to change our ways,

to the heal the harm that we have done

to this good world you have made.

We pray for all those who have been harmed

by wildfires and hurricanes,

may we surround them

with everything they need

for the living of these days.

We pray for an end to pandemic,

and for a world of healing,

for nurses, and doctors, and public health officials,

and all healing professions,

gird them with strength.

We pray for the needs of all people,

healing for everyone who is sick or hurting,

shelter for those living outside,

enough food to nourish and sustain every child,

comfort for those who mourn,

and peace for the whole wide-world.

Trusting in the new day you have promised,

that is dawning even now,

we join our voices,

with all who have ever called your name,

praying the prayer that Jesus taught:

Our Father/Mother, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

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