Lector: Dearest Mother, Father God of all. You are the Alpha and Omega. We come to you in prayer, for all the world, as we are all one under you, God. We come to you, Lord, for our strength.
We pray for the power of your peace throughout your churches and our nation Lord, to shine like the light of morning over the darkness of fear. We come to you, Lord, for our strength.
We pray for each other, for those who comfort us, and for those who bring us discomfort. Let us be your messenger of acceptance and love to those in fear and danger. We are all your children. We come to you, Lord, for our strength.
We pray for the many thousands of refugees, whose needs challenge the world to act with compassion, in service, as taught by your son, Jesus Christ. We come to you, Lord, for our strength.
We pray for our nation, for our elected leaders to hear your will, and to know that your love is for all people. Give them inspiration and courage to act rightly for the good of all people, for our country and the world. We come to you, Lord, for our strength.
We pray for the United States and world leaders to act with bold intention for wise stewardship of our earth’s resources. We are all recipients of your perfect creation. We come to you, Lord, for our strength.
We pray for those in need of healing in any way, in body, mind, or spirit, and for those on our prayer list: We come to your Lord for our peace.
We pray with gratitude Lord, for your abundant daily blessings. Keep our hearts open to the beauty in our life. Inspire us to act in service to others. We are all one in your love. We come to you, Lord, for our peace and strength.
We pray for those who have passed from our sight into your eternal joy and peace, with angels and archangels, and all the company of heaven. Bless and keep those of us holding them in our hearts. We come to you, Lord, for our strength.
Presider: Dear Lord God, you are the Alpha and Omega. May the divided peoples of the earth be brought together with you Lord. And may we each know and share your love, strength and compassion. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.