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Prayers


What to Pray?

Persistent God, creator of this good world where sin yet ensnares and love is imperative, we pray that we have the courage to live by love, the strength to offer love to all in our lives, and the honesty to reckon with the aspects of our living yet sick with sin. We pray this in the faith that this is one promise of the cross, that there is good medicine whose cure. In the cross’s shadow, then, we gather, and in its light we hope. Amen.

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What to Pray For:

  • For Wayne following his accident, and Donna and all who are caring for him. For Ralmon’s family following his death.
  • For Carl, Liz, and all struggling with illness or unwell-ness.
  • For our society, that we might hold kindness as an aim and value; that we might remember those most vulnerable and commit ourselves to caring for them.
  • For all who incarcerated, and who are moving through the criminal justice system.
  • For refugees around the world, and all who are affected by war and conflict.
  • For those affected by the environmental traumas in California–people, pets, and wildlife, all.
  • For all who affected by terrorism, and for those enthralled to deadly ideologies.
  • For those suffering cancer and other disease; for those nearing the end of their lives, and those who love and care for them.
  • For all who suffer mental illness; for those who are depressed, afraid, or disconsolate.
  • For Earth as at warms, for we who are living through these changes, and for all peoples and economies that they might do what needs to be done to lessen the damage.
  • For those who have no one to pray for them.

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Why Pray?

Prayer is one way we participate in a holding environment, as described here. We understand prayer as a way of holding others in mind, and remembering ourselves back to God, that we might know that we are all held in God’s mind.

Paul encourages the Church to pray without ceasing, to be a community of people who weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice. Such lived empathy is one aspect of the call of the Gospel, and we mean to respond to it.

It’s in this spirit that we open up this space for you to make your prayer requests or for you to access those already made, that you might join us in prayer: prayers of concern, prayers of joy, prayers of worship, prayers for whatever is on your heart and soul.

If you would like us to pray for you, or some person or circumstance you know, please e-mail us at liz@goodman.md, putting “Prayer request” in the subject line, and we will add your prayer to the list below.

If you would like to join us in prayer, hold the following requests in prayer at any time. And join us for “Virtual Vespers” as we pray individually, wherever we are, at some time on Thursday evenings.

 


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