Sunday, March 13, 2005

Brothers and Sisters,

Let us pray for the community and for the world.


Grant, Source of All That Is, that all who walk in the way love may be united in truth, live together in love, and reveal the glory of your care in the world.


In your mercy:

Hear our prayer.


Guide the people of this land, and of all the nations, in the ways of justice and peace; that we may honor one another and serve the common good.


In your mercy:

Hear our prayer.


Give us all a reverence for the earth as your own creation, that we may use its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor and glory.


In your mercy:

Hear our prayer.


Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours, and grant that we may serve one another, and love one another as we have been loved.


In your mercy:

Hear our prayer.


Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind or spirit; especially the mother of Wes F., suffering from acute diverticulitis, and for her husband, struggling to care for her; for Lonnie, dying from lung cancer; for the family of Charles L. and Deb B., as they face their particular difficulties; for Meredith Y., at the death of her ex-boyfriend by drug overdose; and for all in need; give them courage and hope in their troubles, and bring them joy.


In your mercy:

Hear our prayer.


We commend to your mercy all who have died, espicaly Brian, that your will for them may be fulfilled; and we pray that we may share with them eternal life and peace.


In your mercy:

Hear our prayer.


We give you thanks for new ventures, for new friends, and for kindnesses shared, both big and small.


Source of Love and Mercy, accept these thoughts and prayers, for the sake of who have embodied your care in the world.

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