When World Events Seem Crazy
God, the world seems crazy right now.
It’s frightening how many things are going wrong:
wars, natural disasters, economic crises.
We see suffering all around.
I worry for my friends and family,
for our safety, for job security.
I worry about our earth, what is going to happen next.
Help me remember that you are present in every
circumstance, with every being in distress.
Quiet my fears and enable me to take action
to be your hands and heart in this hurting world. Amen.
– Mary Lou Redding
Prayers for Life’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments
From page 61 of 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. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Pray today’s prayer. Share your thoughts.
Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Psalm 149:1, NRSV
This Week: pray for those affected by natural disasters. 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: Mother Teresa of Calcutta (August 13).
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