With humility and a Christ-like attitude, let us ask God for the grace we need to champion those who have nothing.
For the Church: that we may each respond to the gift of the Spirit and announce God’s love in our words and deeds, we pray:
For the grace of discipleship: that we may never prefer anything, even our most treasured possessions, to our relationship with Christ, we pray:
For all children, particularly those who lack food, homes, or healthcare: that God will guide us in providing for these little ones, we pray:
For all victims of abuse: that God will heal their injuries and memories, and help them find safety and protection from further harm, we pray:
For all who promote peace, healing, or justice, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including Bob Zwaschka and Lewis Barbe. May all who suffer be healed by God’s loving touch and by the prayers of this community, we pray:
For those who have died, especially, Gloria Lehn, the mother of Chris Lehn; comfort all who mourn the passing of a loved-one, we pray:
God of surprises, you have always acted on behalf of your people, but not always as they expected. Keep our hearts and minds open to your movement among us. Help us to welcome those who demonstrate your power, whoever they may be. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.