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Wednesday Call to Prayer

Each Wednesday, we’ll be publishing a prayer. We invite you to add your own concerns, praises, worries and more and to join us for a midweek pause to pray for our church, our communities and our world. 

This week’s prayer is from David Gray, Mission Minister for Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference. 

Dear Lord,

We, your people, are weighed down. Every way we turn we see pain and despair.

There is rage in Catalonia, uncertainty in Zimbabwe, desperation in Puerto Rico, fear in Korea, decades of war in Congo, racial hatred in our streets, destruction in the southern states from hurricanes and now these tragedies in Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs and Rancho Tehama Reserve.

We are a global church with family and friends touched by these situations and so many more. It is hard to move forward when there is so much brokenness. We need your presence, we need your perspective, we need your hope.

The psalmist sang that You are our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Be that now as my eyes fill with tears and my soul cries out. Help us move forward to bring your kingdom, your love your healing.

Lord, hear our prayers.

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