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Prayer for the World

Today’s Reflection

O GOD, Creator and Redeemer,
I bring before you this world you so lovingly made.
Forgive us for the ways we have turned our backs
on you and on one another.
Have mercy on us, O Lord. Have mercy on us.

– Mary Lou Redding
Prayers for Life’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments

From “Prayer for a Hurting World,” page 42 in Prayers for Life’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments, compiled and edited by Mary Lou Redding. Copyright © 2012 by Upper Room Books. All rights reserved. Used by permission.Sharon Seyfarth Garner http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

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Today’s Scripture

“When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly I tell you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”
Matthew 10:23, NRSV

This Week: pray for someone who is experiencing a new beginning. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.

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This week we remember: Boniface (June 13).

Lectionary Readings

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  • Mary Ng Shwu Ling June 18, 2017, 4:17 am

    Father God, may you bless and protect this world.

    Grant this world peace and love.

    Blessings to all and hapoy father’s day to all fathers!

    • Mary Ng Shwu Ling June 18, 2017, 5:15 am

      Father God, may you bless and protect this world.

      Grant this world peace and love.

      Blessings to all and happy father’s day to all fathers!

  • robert moeller June 18, 2017, 4:22 am

    Yes, Lord, we need Your ever presence and forgiveness. Help us always turn to You, trust in You, give thanks to You, for without You we don’t exist.

    Thankful Erich has a job and his sunburn is healing. Thankful for progress getting back on our feet and our garden doing well. Thankful Anneliese is making great progress at physical therapy and that a house sale seems likely.
    My sprained ankle is getting better too. Thank You, Lord. Lots of new beginnings!

    Happy Father’s Day!

  • Carol June 18, 2017, 4:36 am

    Amen! May our God strengthen the body of Christ that we will be many lights on many hills. Beginnings can be painful. Old ways have gone – the new has come. Courage in God that He will accomplish His will through us.

    • Connie June 18, 2017, 8:09 am

      Thanks for these thoughts, Carol.

  • Jill June 18, 2017, 4:57 am

    An apt prayer for these times, this country. Father – draw us back to You. Help us to further Your Kingdom with compassion.
    Grateful for a relaxing time away and safe travels throughout. It is good to be home.
    My thoughts turn to my father today – will get to celebrate with him and mom, my sister and her husband as they are coming over for lunch after church. So grateful for the father my Heavenly Father blessed me with.
    Happy Father’s Day wishes to fathers here – Robert, and I am thinking Rusty, too? Surely, if not biologically, then in a surrogate manner. Blessings to you both.

    • robert moeller June 18, 2017, 6:11 am

      Thank you Jill and Happy Father’s Day to your Dad and your brother-in-law.
      Glad you had a good time away, traveled safely, and are now at home. Your posts have been missed.

  • Julie June 18, 2017, 7:25 am

    Yes, Happy Father’sDay Robert. Hope you enjoy the day with Erich now that his job is back on track.
    Today’s reflection is perfect for our country and indeed entire world in this day. If only the world’s leaders could embrace this sentiment.
    My leg has not been feeling as good as it was feeling previously. Prayers that this is temporary would be greatly appreciated.
    Blessings to all our small UR community of friends.

    • robert moeller June 18, 2017, 7:44 am

      Prayers for your leg, Julie. Can sympathize with my ankle not healed yet.
      It should be a nice, but warm day, off to church soon.
      Blessings to the UR family on Father’s Day.

  • Andrea June 18, 2017, 7:45 am

    Happy Fathers Day, Robert and Rusty!
    Gracious God, may Your presence grow in all corners of the world. Help us to grow Your Love in the world.

    Prayers for those experiencing new beginnings. May we be courageous and open to the Holy Spirit.

    Wishing all a blessed Sunday.

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