Sunday Prayer

Come, God: fountain of life, abundance of love.
You are much needed.
Overflow with life,
for death & destruction haunt us.
Sate us with your love to overwhelm our fears
and to share unconditionally with all.

We pray especially for those who are hurting and frightened; for those who have died and for those who are mourning. We pray over the raging of war and the work of peace.

Come, Christ: wellspring of joy, miracle of glory.
You are much needed.
Pour out a blessing
where cynicism and politics have abandoned us.
At long last, make this time your time for
power and healing.

We pray for leaders in our community and for those (for us!) who hold them to account. We pray for those who are injured by political decisions, often overlooked and underserved, including the people of Flint, Michigan.

Come, Spirit: multiplier of gifts, diversity of the body.
You are much needed.
Utter the truth
when lies divide us.
Activate a spirit within us for the common good,
for jealousy chokes us like a weed.

We pray especially against the disease of racism that divides and biases us, leaving us poorer for our lack of understanding and weaker for our contempt of interconnectedness.

Come, Most Holy: giver of names, gatherer of peoples.
You are much needed.
Plant a seed
that will grow and bloom with justice.
Shine forth a lamp of your delight and reconciliation,
by which all can find their way home.

We pray for righteous frustration when timeless words are quoted without intended action. We pray especially for hope and healing when we have seen too many communities and communions fall apart. 

Come, Savior: voice of repentance, impatience of eternity.
You are much needed.
Call us again
to humility and hospitality.
Show us as though we are new to knowing
the breadth & depth of grace.

We pray for the courage to believe, the faith to follow you, and the patience to work to your glory. We pray for one another, we pray for ourselves, and we pray that your will will come about on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.

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