Deacon’s Bidding Prayers October 18th
We Bid Your Prayers…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday noon for each week’s gathering of biddings.
The deacons of our diocese bid your prayers:
For joy in sharing the love of Christ and wisdom in decision-making for the Annual Council of our diocese.
For people recovering from the earthquake in the Philippines, from the effects of typhoons and Cyclone Phailin, and from the recent storms in the United States. For those in the paths of wildfires in New South Wales.
For seasonable weather, for an abundant harvest, and for safekeeping for farmers and other workers during the harvest.
For people around the world trying to protect the land, the waters and oceans, and the air we breathe, especially those in prison or threatened with violence.
For the victims of sexual assault and bullying, for those who advocate for justice on their behalf, and for new and contrite hearts to be in their perpetrators.
For Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, held captive in Afghanistan, and for all Prisoners of War.
For all those known and unknown who have been killed in wars around the world, especially Sgt. Randall Lane of Indianapolis and Sgt. William Brown, II of Franklin, Tennessee.
We bid your prayers of thanksgiving for a temporary resolution to the government shutdown and debt ceiling issue as we continue to pray for our nation and its leaders.