Prayers for Our Nation
A Pastoral Note from The Rev. Rilla Barrett
As we are watching the unbelievable troubles in our nation’s capital, we feel deeply troubled and even frightened by it, and understanding it is very, very hard. Like you, I am praying for peace in our nation - especially in Washington, DC, for those who are working to establish peace there, and for the peaceful completion of the election.
If you would like to talk, please contact me at 360.770.8061, or at my email, firstname.lastname@example.org . In the meantime please continue to pray for peace in our country.
A Collect for Times of Conflict (BCP 824)
O God, you have bound us together in a common life.
Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth,
to confront one another without hatred or bitterness,
and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Presiding Bishop Curry
Call to Prayer for the Nation
Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn
but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.