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Weekly Prayer 

Everlasting and Unchanging God,

In the Declaration of Independence and in the Preamble to the USA’s Constitution, we hear words that confirm what we know deep in our hearts: that all are created equal-that each person’s voice deserves to be heard, that truth and justice should reign. When observing what is happening in our country and in our community, it seems that our founding values and freedoms are being eroded. There is conflict and division all around us. You created your church as a community of believers who desire to find ways to be connected to one another in faith, to reach out to our neighbors and to lend a hand in whatever way is needed. You are the light of the world and instruct us too to be lights-beacons-to those around us.

 

We are facing many challenges. We know LORD God that you have the answers. As the Community of Faith, help us prayerfully seek your guidance and direction as we face these challenges. Bring revival in this community, LORD! Create a movement that brings people to a relationship with you, Jesus, and brings them to church. In those relationships, may each be strengthened as individuals and families, and may they find themselves sharing your love. May The Church return as a center for strength, peace and hope for all of us, for we all need it. Through your Holy Spirit, may we be given the words and the boldness to share your love however we can.

 

Often we hold onto grudges, bitterness and slights; these are not of you. Convict us, Holy Spirit, of our sins. Enable us to forgive others as you have forgiven us. “We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds. As for me, I will declare this forever; I will sing praise to [my God], who says, ‘I will cut off the horns of all the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.’”[-Psalm 75: 1, 9-10.] Use us to bring your kingdom to this earth. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus’ name we pray. AMEN.

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