From the moment of creation we were called to union with God and each other. Let us pray that our relationships be faithful and strong.
For the church, that it may provide strong, compassionate support for those who are married and for those seeking marriage, we pray:
For government leaders and legislators, that their policies support and strengthen families, we pray:
In this month, set aside for respect of all life, for commitment among us to protect the unborn, to welcome the immigrant, to accompany the prisoner, to feed the hungry, to educate the needy, we pray:
For those who are separated or divorced, or whose marriages are troubled; may we offer Christian love and support to them, we pray:
For all of us gathered here, may we grow stronger in our relationships with each other and witness to the presence of the kingdom of God, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including Bob Zwaschka, Lewis Barbe, Gene Hoy. 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, Swany Swanson, the husband of Josey Swanson, may they experience the peace and joy of God’s kingdom, we pray:
God of all creation, we pray that you will strengthen us as we strive to sustain the many relationships in our lives. Empower us to help one another and to be open to one another’s unique circumstances and struggles. We ask this in the name Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.