Prayers

Latest Prayers

A listing of recently published prayers.

Last updated: 
September 19, 2016

Creator God, be with us in these times of trouble...

we are surrounded by images of violence from Orlando, Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas.

we are called to wrestle with how to respond to the devastation, death, fear, and hatred around us with compassionate and prophetic love.

we grieve for a cycle of violence that seems never-ending, and for a world that values some lives more than others.

we grieve for the dead and accompany in prayer and love all those who mourn the loss of life and security.

Last updated: 
September 19, 2016

God of our ancestors,
in a world where chaos and ruin are as close as the wind,
where fires rage out of control in Fort McMurray destroying homes, businesses, and livelihoods;
Help us to find strength and courage from the stories of those who took refuge in you during their times of trial and despair.

And so with the psalmist who cried laments,
we pray for all who are in need of food, shelter, and healing…
[add specific prayer requests or space for silent prayers]

Last updated: 
March 17, 2017

Caring God,

Our failure to care for creation continues to cause pain and suffering beyond imagining.
Across Africa
     lush lands are becoming barren;
     water is becoming scarce;
     soil is eroding;
     livestock are dying;
     and people are in growing need of food assistance.

Last updated: 
March 17, 2017

During this holiest of weeks,

we are surrounded by images of violence, and we are called to wrestle with how to respond to the devastation, death, fear, and hatred around us with compassionate and prophetic love.

We encourage people to pray with all those affected by acts of terrorism, including
those who were killed or injured as a result of the horrific bombings in Brussels
those who mourn the death of loved ones
and those in our global and local communities who are the victims of violence and who mourn the loss of life and the loss of security.

Last updated: 
September 28, 2016

God,
we are peacekeepers and kin-dom builders
—lost—
in search of how to best support a peaceable resolution to the conflict in Syria. 

We seek stability for the people of Syria,
who are displaced from their homes, millions fleeing to other countries for safety.
Steadfast God, provide safe shelter.

We seek healthy living conditions for all;
while reports of chemical warfare and poor living conditions continue.
Nurturing God, provide access to humanitarian aid.