Sunday, August 19, 2007

Prayers for the Miners

[from Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Diocese of Utah Bishop Carolyn Tanner Irish offered this prayer for all Utah congregations to use during worship in the coming days:

O God our times are in your hands. Look mercifully on those who mourn the loss of their loved ones in Crandall Canyon, those miners who remain trapped there, and those who care for the injured. Let your Holy Spirit abide within and among them, reminding us all of our call to care for all God's people. We give thanks for all who risk their own comfort and safety for the sake of others and all whose work puts them in harm's way. Keep us mindful of our responsibilities to press for increased safety measures in their work places. We pray in the name of the one whose very name is Mercy. Amen.

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