Pray With Us

Most Holy God,

We are a people who need you in your fullness — as Creative Father, Redeeming Son, and Sustaining Spirit. Our lives have complications and pain, our world has war and despair. But we were made in your image, and your Spirit was breathed into us that we might experience hope in your goodness.

There are situations that make it hard to be aware of that goodness. We pray now for those whose lives are affected by the negativity in these circumstances:

When bombs and terrorist and military attacks kill and injure innocent people around the world…

When storms and hurricanes are so strong they destroy even the homes designed to withstand them…

When political battles bring out pettiness over issues too important for bickering…

When our hearts ache, hurt by broken relationships and unmet expectations…

When we are exhausted emotionally from illnesses in ourselves or those we love…

When we are overwhelmed by loneliness and isolation even though you are always with us…

Gracious and Merciful Lord, our church is working to hear the words of your Spirit. Our desire is to learn what and who you are calling us to be in your world. We call out to you that we might have the courage to give to you whatever burdens we entered with today so that our hearts and minds can be open to you, to your Word, and to your Spirit.

Amen