February 3

O God of all the nations, we pray for those who mourn.  Give them
comfort and the warmth of your presence.  We pray for those who suffer
loss or pain, separation or hunger, loneliness or guilt.  Make us
agents of your love which heals and gives hope and strength to endure.

We thank you for the gifts of life and family, friends and companions,
and most of all for your dear companionship at our sides.  You have
adopted us as daughters and sons, as the sisters and brothers of your
Son, who has showed us your nature as unconditional love.

We pray for our church, that it may be a beacon of that love in our
community, welcoming all who need.  May your spitit be in our spirit.

Oh God, we yearn for peace in our world.  Hasten the coming of your
kingdom, when hatred and violence will be no more.  Teach us to strive
for that day.

Accept our gratitude and our prayers in Jesus' sacred name.  Amen

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