God, like the Israelites in the wilderness,
we too have known Your love,
and have experienced Your care and provision.
Like the disciples living between resurrection and Pentecost
we too have experienced times of waiting,
unsure what is to come.
We hear your invitation to extend love to the world around us—
to care for others, and so we bring the needs of our world before You now.
We pray for the many who do not have enough:
enough food to eat, or shelter to keep warm;
enough employment, or money to pay their bills;
enough medicine or medical care.
We also pray for those who have more than enough,
but still struggle to find meaning and purpose in life;
who indulge in dangerous or self-serving ways
to dull their pain or loneliness.
We also pray for peace where war rages on.
May world leaders respond to
Russia and the Ukraine with wisdom, integrity.
We pray for those you hold especially close
Those who are living with illness, worry, or pain;
Those dealing with change, a major life decision, those who need reassurance and support;
Those who are grieving the loss of loved ones;
Those who are lonely, or heartbroken.
Hold their hearts secure within your own and help us to be generous with you love.
For needs named and for those we hold deep in our heart, we offer our prayers in the strong name of Jesus the risen Christ. Amen
We pray for all who are caregivers for aging parents and loved ones.
We pray for all who grieve. Continue to draw near to the broken-hearted with comfort and peace.
We pray for our Households of Faith from this week and last. May God’s peace and presence be evident in and through their lives. We praise God for each one and rejoice as God’s blessing flows into their lives.