Deacon’s Bidding Prayers August 15th 2014
The deacons of our diocese bid your prayers:
For our schools, colleges, and universities, and for those who teach, learn, or work in them. For our schools to be places of safety, learning, and growth for both students and teachers.
For the people of Ferguson, Missouri, and for the family and friends of Michael Brown; for justice and peace to prevail there and throughout our nation. For all innocent people who are made to feel unsafe because of their race, gender, sexuality, or appearance.
For all those around the world affected this week by heavy rains and floods, landslides, typhoons, wildfires, and drought. For wisdom, courage, compassion, and the spirit of truth to respond appropriately to global warming now and in years ahead.
For people who are ill with the Ebola virus and for those caring for them. For public health officials and for the scientists working on a vaccine.
For people with depression and other forms of mental illness and for those who care for them and those who live or work with them. For greater public understanding of invisible suffering.
For the people of South Sudan, especially our sisters and brothers of the Diocese of Twic East.
For peace in all of the Middle East; for an end to the violence in Gaza and in Iraq. For wisdom for the leaders of nations.
For refugees, especially unaccompanied children and families with young children, that they might find the safety and security they seek and compassionate people to help them.
For United States military personnel killed in the Middle East the week of July 27th: Yeshabel Villotcarrasco. For comfort for Yeshabel’s families, friends, and colleagues.