Creator of all, we come to you in this time of prayer with thankful hearts.
Through your expansive love, we receive strength and hope.
Through your tender mercy, we learn compassion and forgiveness.
Through the gift of your son, Jesus Christ, we seek justice and peace for all people, all nations and all of creation.
Help us, O God, to respond to the cares of the world with integrity and wisdom.
Help us to keep jealousy and envy out of our hearts,
pride and selfishness out of our conversations,
and desire and greed out of our relationships.
Surrounded by your Holy presence,
we pray for all who work for justice and equality,
we pray for all who bring hope, and healing to those in despair.
We hold before you O God, the particular joys and concerns that you have placed upon our hearts today.
We pray for those close to us, for our family, our friends, our neighbors, our church – and those beyond.
We remember before you the sick and the dying,
the lonely and the depressed,
the outcast and the marginalized.
Hold them all in your tender care.
We pray that action may be taken by the Canadian government to find the missing and murdered Aboriginal women. We hold in prayer those who are missing, their families and their communities.
We pray for those who were injured during the anti-austerity demonstrations in Frankfurt, Germany. We hold in prayer all who suffer emotionally, financially, or spiritually.
We pray for all who were affected by cyclone Pam that devastated Vanuata Islands. We pray for the people of Queensland Australia as they brace themselves for cyclone Nathan. We hold in prayer all who lost family, homes and crops.
We pray for those killed and those injured during an attack at The Bardo National Museum in Tunis. We hold in prayer all who live with violence.
Healing God, receive these, the prayers of your people,
guide us and strengthen us,
keeping us ever mindful that you are our God and we are your people.
In Jesus name we pray.