God, we thank you for the inspiration of Jesus. Grant that we will love you with all our hearts, souls, and minds, and love our neighbors as we love ourselves, even our enemy neighbors. And we ask you, God, in these days of emotional tension, when the problems of the world are gigantic in extent and chaotic in detail, to be with us in our going out and our coming in, in our rising up and in our lying down, in our moments of joy and in our moments of sorrow, until the day when there shall be no sunset and no dawn and so we pray...
Help us to walk together, pray together, sing together, and live together until that day when all God's children -- Black, White, Red, Brown and Yellow -- will rejoice in one common band of humanity in the reign of our Lord and our God.
For our friends working the Covid19 front lines: Alayne Snyder, Drs. Johnny and Riny Kovoor. and Erik Lindholm.
We pray for our nation.
We pray for our leaders who lead us day by day.
We pray for all in authority who face difficult decisions that affect the lives of many; grant them wisdom and courage.
We pray for those who are thirsty for truth, love and grace; those who seek God and his life with earnest hearts.
We pray for misinformation to be curbed that fear may take no hold in hearts and minds.
We pray for those who are experiencing the consequences of death, the bereaved and those who are mourning the loss of loved ones, whether recently or some time ago.
We pray for those who are in pain, suffering from illness either physical or mental, both at home and in hospital, or hospice.
We think of the elderly, the housebound and those in care homes. And we pray for all who care to their needs, both professionally and in the family.
God, protect our vulnerable populations and our elderly and those suffering from chronic disease.
Provide for the poor, especially the uninsured.
For those sick with Covid19. God, heal and sustain their bodies and spirits
Help all hospital workers as they deal with overwhelming numbers of patients and give them strength to carry on when all seems hopeless and they are weary.
We pray for our families, for every relationship most dear to us, that you would guard our time, and our lives together.
For our friends, family and colleagues where ever they may be throughout the country and world.
We thank you for the vaccines currently being distributed as we set a record for deaths in the US every day.
We pray for those who are crying; the sad, the depressed and the anxious. We hope in the promise that God will wipe every tear from our eyes.
We pray for the homeless, the unemployed, the asylum seeker, the addict, the ex-prisoner. Lord Jesus who became a refugee from oppression be with all those who find themselves struggling.
Hear our prayers Lord as we ask through Jesus the Christ. Amen.