Reverend Ronald F. Christian
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Date of Prayer: 09/29/2003
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
Almighty God, all the peoples of the world call upon You for mercy in their times of need and all alike have access to Your succor.
All the nations of the world seek Your favor but none have the promise of Your preference.
We gather at this noontime hour to pray.
We pray for wisdom in our decisions so that all may be served with justice.
We pray for courage in our leadership so that our self–interests may not give way to halt the causes of peace and goodwill.
We pray for temperance in our life and appetites so that the world's resources may be fairly distributed.
We pray that justice may roll down in our communities like cool streams in a desert.
Bless, we pray, all those who are in harm's way this day.
Bless, we pray, all those who seek respite in the midst of strife.
Bless, we pray, all whose hands are calloused from the day's labor.
Bless, we pray, all who will harvest the grains of the good earth that we will soon enjoy on our dinner tables.
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