September 5th, 2021

Let me again encourage you to pray the following simple prayer this week as you start each day…. may you experience God’s amazing peace.

This day, God, may I dream your dreams;

This day, God, may I reflect your love;

This day, God, may I do your work;

This day, God, may I taste your peace.

                    Voices Together #313

Sometimes we struggle to know how to pray for the country of Afghanistan. We grieve for people who continue to wait, hoping to flee to safety. We cry out to you Father for the women and children that today are living in fear of the Taliban, and the repression that potentially lies ahead. We grieve for those families who lost family members in the latest terrorist bombings, both American and Afghani. We also grieve for the many who had hoped to flee their country to safety elsewhere. God, hear our cries, may your power come down and may your will be done. We also pray for those families who have been spirited to safety to a new country and homeland. Lord, may there be individuals and organizations that will step up in love and compassion, providing care as needed. And Lord, if that is a role you are calling us to fill, grant us courage and wisdom

Save us, God, from being self-centered in our prayers,

and teach us to remember to pray for others.

May we be so caught up in love for those for whom we pray

that we may feel their needs as keenly as our own,

and pray for them with imagination, sensitivity, and knowledge.

We ask this in Christ’s name. Amen              Voices Together 1000

Prayer Requests:

·       Thank you for praying for the many spouses, children, and family members of our church community who are grieving the death of a loved one. Invite God to bring these individuals to your mind; invite Him to guide as to how you may reach out with support, care and love. Pray for God’s peace and presence to reign.

·       Continue to pray for Kara as she continues her sabbatical over these next six weeks. May she find deep rest and renewal through the presence of God in her life.

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes……”  Eph 6: 10-20