Wednesday, July 20, 2016

On Vacation - A Prayer for Leisure & a Prayer for the RNC & DNC

I am away on vacation...

Prayer for the Good Use of Leisure

O God, in the course of this busy life, give us times of
refreshment and peace; and grant that we may so use our
leisure to rebuild our bodies and renew our minds, that our
spirits may be opened to the goodness of your creation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for Cities (& Country)

Heavenly Father, in your Word you have given us a vision of
that holy City to which the nations of the world bring their
glory: Behold and visit, we pray, the cities of the earth.
Renew the ties of mutual regard which form our civic life.
Send us honest and able leaders. Enable us to eliminate
poverty, prejudice, and oppression, that peace may prevail
with righteousness, and justice with order, and that men and
women from different cultures and with differing talents may
find with one another the fulfillment of their humanity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for the RNC & DNC:

Almighty God. We thank you and ask your blessing as the RNC/DNC gather for this American moment in our political system. We ask you to guide and direct with your wisdom our President, Congress and the courts and all those gathered in convention. May America continue to be a light unto all the nations, enabling those who lead us to make dreams, hopes and aspirations of all Americans into realities, and to make the American ideal a certainty not just for some, but for all. And finally, by your mercy may we never forget that our freedoms have been won with the blood and the sacrifice of past generations, and remember that our industry and innovation has been forged with the sweat and toil of all American men and women. We pray this in Jesus name. Amen.

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