February 6th, 2022

Listening God,

you hear our prayers before we speak

yet welcome our praying;

therefore we come with confidence to lay our requests before you.

We pray for Christians everywhere,

for our denomination and congregation

for strength to persevere in faithfulness.

we pray for the whole people of God.

We pray for the earth and all living creatures.

for regions and species at risk,

and for the sharing of resources.

We pray for the wholeness of creation.

We pray for those who are overcome by violence,

for victims of injustice or oppression,

and for those in poverty or pain.

We pray for all who need healing and peace.

We pray for those who endure trials,

for those who are dying

and for those who mourn.

We pray for all in need of comfort and hope.

We also pray with rejoicing and ask for your bright blessing

We rejoice with those who rejoice and we mourn with those who mourn.

Surround and keep safe our loved ones in long-term care.

Over these past weeks covid has spread significantly. We pray for all frontline workers, the sick, the isolated, the dying, and the recovering. Grant strength for mind, body, and spirit as we continue to journey this pandemic season.

We pray for those who struggle with mental illness, anxiety, and addiction and those who love them. May all those who are struggling receive the care and support they need. We also pray for our Households of Faith….. Whether at work, at rest or at play, may their lives overflow with goodness and grace. Grant them deep measures of peace, contentment, resilience. Listening God, you have heard our prayers, those spoken aloud and those that reside deep within. We rest in the comfort of your care, as we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.