As we gather for worship, we recognize the deep pain of our world- Haiti, Cuba, the fires out west, Louisiana, Afghanistan, and so many other places.
We join those who mourn the tremendous loss of life and home
ALL: Holy One, we trust you weep with us. Your healing, saving work continues.
Hear our cry for those who continue to live in destruction, violence, and oppression. Those running to a new home in a new place. And all who are welcoming the refugees
ALL: Holy One, we trust you welcome them. Your healing, saving work continues.
Hear our cry for American and Afghan families as they cry for their loved ones who died in the terror attack on the Kabul airport, as they pray those who remain are safe, as they wonder about 20 years of war and the future of that land.
Hear our cry for those in the path of Hurricane Ida as they cry for the powerful storm to lessen, as they pray those who remain are safe, as they wonder about the destruction to come on the anniversary of Katrina.
ALL: Holy One, we trust you never abandon. Your healing, saving work continues.
Hear our cry for your work of peace to be fulfilled.
No more war
No more storms
No more tears
No more separation
No more evil
No more devastation
No more death
Jesus, save us from helplessness
Strengthen our minds, our bodies, our resolve.
We trust we are part of your healing, saving work.
Jesus, save us from overwhelm
Strengthen our faith, our hope, our calling.
We trust the triumph of your goodness and grace.
For you are the Resurrection and the Life.
Prayer for Louisiana and Afghanistan © 2021, Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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