Prayer for June 2

Prayer for June 2: Please pray with me. God who gathers us together, today we pray for all synods who gather together today.  Guide their discussions and deliberations.  Speak through their decisions and declarations. Bless all those who will be ordained and consecrated.  Help us to celebrate where your will is being unleashed.  Motivate us to step in the way of injustice where it is rolling freely.  Amen.

Prayer for June 1

Prayer for June 1: Please pray with me.  God who travels great lengths to be with God’s people, today we pray for all who travel, regardless of the reason.  Give them safety in their travels, whether those travels are from one point to another, or those travels take on a more symbolic nature – as one travels in their understanding of you Lord and what you call each of us to.  Amen.

Prayer for May 31

Prayer for May 31: Please pray with me. Holy God, we pray for an end to violence – senseless violence, domestic violence, relationship violence, religious violence, political violence, violence directed at individuals and groups because of skin color, sexual orientation, nationality, gender, age, physical ability, helplessness, and more.  In place of violence, let your love flow.  Amen.

Prayer for May 30

Prayer for May 30: Please pray with me. God of the hungry, yesterday many people celebrated with a great abundance of food.  Yet there are many in our land who lack basic nutrition.  Help us to see our hungry neighbor and give them food.  But not only food for their stomach Lord, but help to give what nourishes the whole person – love, care, mercy, and laughter – in short, dignity.  Amen.

Prayer for May 5

Prayer for May 5: Please pray with me.  God of creation, today we give you thanks for your creation and that we are blessed to enjoy it.  Help us to be good stewards of your creation – knowing that it is not ours, but rather we are caretakers of it.  Help us to see clearly your vision for creation in Revelation 21 – that you will return and abide with us here, not be swept off to somewhere else.  When you made creation you said it was good.  In Revelation you reveal that you will be returning to that good creation.  We wait in hopeful anticipation of your return to us.  Amen.