We invite you to pray for those we have named below. If you are searching for words, we invite you to make one of these prayers, which surround our loved ones, the prayer of your own heart. 

Prayer for Healing
Almighty God, shield of the oppressed,
hear us as we pray for the friendless and the lonely, the tempted and the unbelieving, the sick and the hurting, those in danger or distress, and those who have suffered loss. 
May they find Your healing hand upon them, Your gracious presence around them, and Your unfailing love within them this day and always. Amen.  
Prayer for Those in Military Service
Righteous God, you rule the nations. Our refuge and strength, an ever present help in times of trouble. You alone make wars cease and turn the sword into a plow.  
Guard the brave men and women in military service that they may find wholeness in You despite the brokenness of war. Encourage them as they encourage one another, and protect them as they protect us. 
Though for a season they  must be people of war, let them live for peace, as eager for agreement as for victory. Amen. 
Prayer for the World
O God, you are the hope of all the ends of the earth, the God of all flesh.
Hear our humble intercession for all races and families on earth. Turn all hearts to yourself and remove from our minds hatred, prejudice, and contempt for those who are not of our own race, color, class, or creed.
That by departing from everything that estranges and divides, we may, by your grace, be brought into unity of the Spirit, the bond of peace. Amen.  
Prayer for the Church
Spirit of Promise, Spirit of Unity,  
we thank you that you are also the Spirit of Renewal. 
Renew in your Church that passionate desire for the coming of your kingdom, which will unite all Christians in one mission to the world. 
May we grow up together into him who is our head, the Savior of the world. Amen. 
Prayer for Discernment
Almighty God, in a world of change you placed eternity in our hearts and gave us power to discern good from evil.
Grant us sincerity, that we may persistently seek the things that endure, refusing those which perish.
May we know your will by what is best for our own growth towards that eternal kingdom with which you have entrusted to us. May all that we do allow us to grow ever richer in that love which is the life of all people. Amen. 
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.

Prayer for Justice and Faithfulness
Almighty God, you crated us in your own image.
Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil, and to make no peace with oppression, 
that we may reverently use our freedom in pursuing justice to the glory of your holy name.
And let us always remember Jesus:
Who though he was rich, became poor, 
Who though he was exalted, humbled himself. 
May this mind be in us which was in Jesus.