A Prayer of Asking

Loving God,
you cause rain to fall on the just and the unjust.
Hear our prayers:
for the hungry and the overfed,
may we have enough;
for the mourners and the mockers,
may we laugh together;j
for the victims and the oppressors,
may we share power wisely;
for the peacemakers and the warmongers,
may clear truth and stern love lead us to harmony;
for the silenced and the propagandists,
may we speak our own words in truth;
for the unemployed and the overworked,
may our mark on this earth be kindly and creative;
for the troubled and the secure,
may we live together as wounded healers;
for the homeless and the pampered,
may our homes be simple, warm, and welcoming;
for the vibrant and the dying,
may we all die to sin and live to love.  Amen.

Uniting Church of Canada
Celebrate God’s Presence in Weekly Worship 16T001

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About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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One Response to A Prayer of Asking

  1. A beautiful prayer; thank you. It reminds me of Saint Francis.

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