Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Prayer in Time of Economic Crisis

We pray for our country in this time of economic turmoil. We pray that you lead and direct our elected leaders and supply them with divine wisdom and understanding.
God of mercy, hear our prayer
We pray for those in our community who have lost their jobs, their health insurance, and their homes. We pray that you strengthen them in this time. We pray that they would be restored and made whole.
God of mercy, hear our prayer
We pray for justice for workers who seek protection from employers who abuse their rights. We pray that you give them courage to stand and be brave, as the workers at Republic windows did when they refused to leave the factory until justice was served.
God of mercy, hear our prayer
We pray for employers who have dealt with us unrighteously, stealing wages from workers and putting profits before people, bowing to the idols of greed. We are all your children, and we pray that you would transform their hearts.
God of mercy, hear our prayer
We pray for our neighbors and our community. We pray that injustice will not prevail on our watch, as we hold our government accountable for their actions.
God of mercy, hear our prayer
We pray against the worship of wealth. May the lessons of the past guide us into a path that will heal our land of its economic woes, in a way that lifts up all. Allow your compassion and love to prevail.
God of mercy, hear our prayer

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