Prayers of the People: November 26

Published on Nov 26th, 2017 by Member of Congregation | 0
Prayers of the People: November 26

It is said that prayer is the Pilgrims walking stick. As chaos ricochets around the world, we ask that God’s peace descend upon us. May your words, God, be a buffer against the distractions of the world where fragmentation seems part of our lives. When you hear “May the blessing of Peace be upon us,” please answer, “Hear our prayer.”

In our Kootenay Prayer roster, we pray for those leaders and congregation of St. Andrews United Church in Kaslo. And in the World Council of Churches, we pray for the countries and people of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, and the people of Egypt whose mosque was terrorized yesterday. We pray for our brothers and sisters at Nyanyadzi Methodist Church and the people and new rulers of Zimbabwe. We pray for all those named in our Prayer List and those you may name aloud or in the silence of your heart…    …may the blessing  of peace be upon us…    “Hear our prayer.” 

As the season changes, God, help us to switch our introspective focus to the broader view outside ourselves to see the needs of others. 

I will end with these words of Richard Wagamese in his book of meditation, Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations:

What’s needed are eyes that focus with the soul. What’s needed are spirits open to everything. What’s needed are the belief that wonder is the glue of the universe and the desire to seek more of it. Be filled with wonder.

And the people say… “Amen!”




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