Sunday, March 27, 2005
Keep praying for Terri
Now as we hear Terri's breathing has become laboured, lets not give up on our prayers for her, because God listens.
She was denied basic care...food and water, I have seen the sick, I have seen my own family members need to be bathed and cared for, I helped care for my father in his last days, and it is true love that keeps you wanting to care for your loved one just the way they are, which is what the Schindler family have, true love for their daughter.
A prayer for Justice:
Grant us, Lord God, a vision of your world as your love would have it:
- a world where the weak are protected, and none go hungry or poor;
- a world where the riches of creation are shared, and everyone can enjoy them;
- a world where different races and cultures live in harmony and mutual respect;
- a world where peace is built with justice, and justice is guided by love.
For Victims of injustice
For all those who have fallen victim to hatred and inhumanity, for those loved ones who are left behind to mourn, for the souls of those whose hearts are cold, Lord, hear our prayer.
For the children who are being born into this world of conflict and violence, for women and mothers who suffer needlessly, Lord, hear our prayer.
For the children who cry in their beds at night and wonder 'what have I done?', for the mothers and fathers who must try to explain the unexplainable, Lord, hear our prayer.
For the redemption of souls of both victim and perpetrator, for those who commit themselves to the forgiveness of sins, Lord, hear our prayer.
O God,Open our eyes that we may see the needs of others; Open our ears that we may hear their cries;
Open our hearts that we may feel their anguish and their joy.Let us not be afraid to defend the oppressed, the poor, the powerless, because of the anger and might of the powerful.
Show us where love and hope and faith are needed, and use us to bring them to those places. Open our ears and eyes, our hearts and lives, that we may in these coming days be able to do some work of justice and peace for you. Amen.