Prayer for July 25: Please pray with me. God of those who suffer, you know what suffering is – you took suffering all the way to death and beyond. You accompany those who suffer so they are not alone. Make your presence known. Be with medical professionals who treat physical, mental, and emotional suffering. Don’t just take the suffering away – but move people to wholeness and wellness in whatever form that may take. Help us to also see that we are blessed for each day of life that we have. Help us to be a blessing for others. Amen.
Prayer for December 26: Please pray with me. God who is with us, set our hearts free from the bondage of sin in all of its many forms. Set us free from our attempts to grasp hold and hang on to our sins that give us false security. Set us free from pride that pushed others away and below us. Set us free from walls that we erect to divide your children from one another. Set us free from seeking wholeness apart from you. Set us free Lord so that we can freely service you in carrying out your mission – to reconcile people and all of creation to you. Amen.