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