Prayer Offered for April 27, 2017

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With the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
All praise is for the Lord.

Who never disappoints those who hope in Him, never refuses those who ask of Him, never deprives those who thank Him, and never abandons those who trust and commit themselves to Him. And those who take refuge in Him shall be at ease.

His help we request to fulfill the immense right of the people.

We ask that You enable us to be a community that implements and lives by our constitution.

We ask that You make us a community that is worthy of the names that we advocate when we say that we are caretakers and custodians of the people.

All those who are suffering from sickness please enable us to be the remedy.
All those who are suffering from poverty please enable us to enrich them.
All those who are suffering from Injustice please enable us to be their advocates.
All those suffering from neglect please enable us to be their caretakers.
All those who are in fear please allow us to be their hope.
All those who are broken please enable us to make them whole again.
All those who are hungry enable us to feed them.
All those who are homeless enable us to house them.
All those who are displaced enable us to reunite them with what was once separated from them.

And all those who do not feel loved, we ask You to fortify our hearts with the capacity to love them.\        Help and guide us to achieve this. Grant us sincerity and pure intention in doing this. And fill our hearts with love and compassion for the people we serve

Oh Lord You are peace and from You comes peace

Oh Lord You are peace and from You comes peace

Oh Lord You are peace and from You comes peace.—AMEN.

 

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