Deacon’s Bidding Prayers January 2nd, 2015
The deacons of our diocese bid your prayers:
For travelers, for those who work outdoors in the cold, and for those who are without shelter.
For peace in our homes, our communities and nation, and the world.
For people faced with flooding and continued heavy rains in Malaysia, and for those who mourn loved ones who have died in the flooding.
For those who have lost loved ones this week in the AirAsia crash and the Norman Atlantic ferry fire.
For elected officials taking office this month, that they may serve with integrity and keep the needs of people foremost in their considerations.
For wisdom, courage, and compassion to face our reality and respond appropriately to climate change now and in years ahead.
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 people suffering from influenza this winter and for those caring for them.
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.