Deacon’s Bidding Prayers September 7th 2014
The deacons of our diocese bid your prayers:
For seasonable weather and an abundance of the fruits of the earth as harvest time nears. For safekeeping for those who work in the fields, drive grain trucks, or process grain.
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 effective medicines or vaccines.
For people affected by recent earthquakes in California.
For people who live in island nations looking for new homes as the oceans rise.
For all 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 all those around the world by heavy rains and floods, landslides, wildfires, and drought. For us to find the wisdom, courage, compassion, and the spirit of truth to respond appropriately to global warming now and in years ahead.
For the people of Ferguson, Missouri; 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 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 those who are persecuted or oppressed because of their religion or ethnic group. For wisdom for the leaders of nations.