God we draw near to you today in faith and trust. Make your presence known to us as we receive your word through all our worship. As we gather, we pray for the people of this church, that as we learn to thrive emotionally, we will be open to granting and receiving the support we need to live wholly in you.
We give thanks for the ways that God blesses others through us as we are faithful givers to the mission that we support as a church. We pray for the people of the Charlotte area as we join together to collect food to fight hunger. We pray for the people of this nation, especially the community of Flint, Michigan as they grapple with the injustice surrounding their water crisis.
We pray for the children of the world, for their safety and health in all circumstances, especially as their families leave homes torn by war.
As we draw close to you, heal us in body, mind, spirit, and relationship. Lead us to act as your people in all places and at all times. Amen.