O God of mercy, we cannot understand. . .
why all of our needs are provided
while others are still oppressed with need.
We could have been born in another land.
We pray for all who lack food and clothing,
who are cold and ill,
who have lost home and country,
who are disheartened and discouraged,
who are unemployed or underemployed.
Give us the will and provide the grace to love them all in you
and in loving to help bear their burdens and meet their needs.
In Christ's name, we pray. Amen.
Lyn Klug (ed.). Soul Weavings: A Gathering of Women's Prayers. Minneapolis: Augsburg Press, 1996. 96.