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Prayer for Others: Restore our faith

Let us open ourselves to the grace of God,
to the brokenness of our world,
and to the call to be agents of healing and recreation.

Where human greed has stripped the world of beauty and life,
and robbed people of dignity and subsistence,
We pray, O God, for a new vision of abundance,
and a new commitment to nurture the world that feeds us
and share with those who do not have.

Silence

Where human hatred has severed relationships,
and broken the connection that unites creation,
We pray, O God, for love to be renewed,
and compassion to draw us back into union.

Silence

Where human loneliness, weakness, sickness and grief,
and the suffering of our planet and its inhabitants
hide the signs of your life,
We pray, O God, for healing, comfort and strength
and for the courage to keep hoping in the renewed creation to come.

Silence

O God, restore our faith,
revive our hope,
rekindle our love,
and hear our prayer;
for we offer it in Christ’s name.
Amen.

~written by John van de Laar, in “A Liturgy of Creation and Communion.”  Posted on Sacredise.

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