Bless your people, O God of light and glory. Bless your people across land and sea, from north to south, with your healing and peace. No matter the names and nationalities and races and religions by which we call ourselves, we are yours. Work out a reconciliation among us that extends to the heavens and draws together all creation.

We pray for those in anguish, whose hearts are broken and weary with weeping. We pray for those overwhelmed by despair, struggling for hope, desperate for life. We pray for shelter to those who need a hiding place, and relief to those who are weighed down by burdens. We pray for our brothers and sisters sitting beside us in the pews. We pray for our brothers and sisters in this town and around the world.

With the strength of your rock beneath our feet and the joy of your call giving wings to our spirits, we set our faces to follow you through all of life. Make us foolish for you and for the work of the cross. We pray this in the name of our Light and our Salvation. Amen.

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