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Prayers of Intercession, 01/02/22

Dear Heavenly Father… we know we should say “thank you,” but we are weary.

We are weary of Covid:  weary of wearing masks, giving fist bumps instead of hugs, staying in our “bubbles.”  We are weary of canceled school days and delayed flights.  We are weary of restaurants and small businesses shutting down, resulting in lost jobs.  And no income can mean no food or, at best, less food and less nutritious food.  We are just… weary.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heavenly Mother… we know we should say ”thank you,” but we are weary.

We are weary of gun violence.  Have we become complacent to mass shootings?  When will we say “enough is enough!” and actually mean it???  How many more ‘active shooter drills’ must our children endure before becoming disillusioned and unhappy with life?  We continually hear “our thoughts and prayers are with the victims.”  It doesn’t occur to us that it could happen right here in our own community.  But it could.  We are just… weary.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heavenly Bother… we know we should say “thank you,” but we are weary.

We are weary of climate change.  This year’s hurricane season ends a period of 21 named storms, ranking 2021 as the third most active year in history.  And when have we, in Minnesota, ever heard of a tornado in December?   These storms cause tremendous damage to property and to lives.  We are just… weary.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heavenly Sister… there are so many who want to say “thank you,” but they are weary.

They are weary because they continue to be marginalized.  Our BIPOC and LGBTQ neighbors are often prevented from living full and joyous lives simply because of their skin color or because of whom they love.  Why is it so hard for us to recognize our white privilege and work harder toward social justice?  They are just… weary.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Dear Heavenly Father, Mother, Sister and Brother… we are weary, but we can say “thank you.”  We can say “thank you” because of the Cross.  You came to us as a child, you walked with us and you died for us.  You continue to walk with us and you weep with us.  For this, we say “thank you.”

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We say thank you for our friends and families, for those we name in our hearts… And we pray for Britt, Tyler & family, Morgan, Loni, Joy, Todd, Harry & Jon, Marlene, Marge & family, Dewey, Lani, Terri, Gloria, Andi.  We offer prayers for medical personnel, those who are sick, lonely and suffering; Mensajero de Cristo Lutheran Church of Guatemala, and all service personnel and their families.

All of this, we offer in your name, Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.

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