Sunday, November 2, 2008

All Saints Sunday prayer


Lord,
We are living in anxious times made more tense by economic pressures, foreclosures, and uneasiness about the upcoming election.
Today Lord we pray for those who are being affected by economic hardships in these difficult times.
We pray that as we go to vote this Tuesday; that we preserve our dignity and those around us as we may wait in long lines, and may be anxious about casting our votes.
We pray that voters may be able to cast their vote freely and willingly.
And Lord we pray for those peoples in countries that voting is not such a freedom.
We pray for the end to the fighting in the DR Congo and in Afghanistan, Iraq and Gaza.
We pray for those living in extreme poverty and hunger in the Asian, African and Latin American countries.

Lord we pray for all the saints, famous, and unknown, we lift them now in prayer to you.
We remember that they served you in faithfulness and love.
We remember that they were imperfect human beings, only made perfect by your grace.
We remember those of our own families……
We remember those of our own friends…….
We remember those of our revgalblogpals……
Lord, help us to remember that we too are saints in the making
being made perfect by your grace.
Lord help us remember that we are not alone in this journey of faith we are on.
We pray that all we say and do today be in worship of you , Lord.
Amen
cross posted at revgalsblogpals and at rev abi's blog.

2 comments:

Juniper said...

Please pray for C who in the last month has:
broken a foot
moved to a new state
lost her mother
had 2 surgeries on the foot because of infection.

This all seems like more than one person should bear - maybe we can hold it with her.

Mary Beth said...

Praying for C