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Deacon’s Bidding Prayers December 26th, 2014

Jesus Stained Glass Religious Stock Image Each week, the deacons of the Diocese of Nebraska invite everyone to join us in praying for the needs, hopes, concerns, and joys of the world beyond our immediate circles of family, friends, and parish. Deacons are invited to send biddings for prayers for the world to deaconbetsy@windstream.net by Thursday noon for each week’s gathering of biddings.

The deacons of our diocese bid your prayers:

For those in need in our communities, and for our eyes to be opened to see them and hearts to be opened to serve them.

For travelers, for those who work outdoors in the cold, and for those who are without shelter.

For the families, friends, colleagues, and communities of the police officers slain in New York City.

For peace in our homes, our communities and nation, and the world.

For people fleeing the flooding in Malaysia, and for those who mourn loved ones who have died in the flooding.

For people affected by suicide bombings. For the people of Baghdad, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Israel, and all who live in harm’s way in places of war and civil unrest.

For sincere repentance for the sin of racism in this nation, and the will to live into a more peaceful, secure, and joyful future for us all. For liberty and justice for all.

For moral courage and true repentance as we learn more about our government’s use of torture.

For wisdom and courage as we learn more about the melting of Arctic ice and its implications for the rest of the planet.

For people who are ill with the Ebola virus and for those caring for them. For public health officials, troops assigned to west Africa, and for the scientists working on effective medicines or vaccines.

For the people of South Sudan, especially our sisters and brothers of the Diocese of Twic East.

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