God our Creator, we are the work of your hands.
O God, by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest, look kindly on your departed veterans who gave their lives in the service of their country.
Look with kindness upon these children. Send your blessing upon them, and with your unfailing power keep them safe from harm on Halloween.
When it feels overwhelming to be alive, call us by name. Shine your light in our darkness, and beckon us from despair.
Lord, protect all refugees in their travels. May they find a friend in me and so make me worthy of the refuge I have found in you. Amen
When we pray in thanksgiving for the “life and nourishment” that motherhood provides, we often can’t predict what that might mean, what fruits might blossom.
Let all peoples acknowledge that you alone are God, and Jesus Christ is your Child, that we are your people, the sheep to whom you give pasture.