Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.
Let us pray:
God, we pray for love in a world full of hate. For hardened hearts to be graced by Your presence
We pray for grandparents to love their grandchildren, parents to love their children, and children to love their siblings
We pray for refugees and immigrants
We pray for employers to treat their employees with dignity and respect
Father, we pray for all those who suffer.
For children in a world of conflict and misdirection
Give understanding to those struggling to belong in a foreign place, for those in confusion in a land where the language is not their own
We pray for the disabled and for all those neglected and cast aside
We pray for girls and young women confronted with decisions in an unfriendly setting
Have compassion on the cold, the hungry, the homeless, and all those who suffer grief and trouble
|III.||Gracious Lord, we pray for community in a world that is broken. For the lonely,
That they may find friendship
For damaged relationships
For cultural rifts between the people in our community
Creator, we pray for the good life.
We will sing of your love and justice, to you O LORD we will sing praise
In love, in suffering, in our community, and as we seek to live a good life,
Written by Sarah Bradley '13 and Tala Strauss '13