Loving Lord, we pray for those whose humanity is destroyed by the sins of others:
- for children and spouses and family of addicts,
- for people maimed and killed by drunk or careless drivers,
- for those imprisoned in the sex trade and prostitution,
- for innocent victims of war and soldiers suffering trauma,
- for citizens oppressed by their governments.
Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer, may your restoring gospel reach them, to give them life and hope. Put us in the way of such as these, that we might serve them. In Christ’s name, Amen.
O God of all comfort, ease the pain of those who mourn,
Give focus to him who lies between two paths, confused and torn;
Give time, another day, for change, to him who hesitates,
Fulfill deferred hopes and distant dreams of the one who waits;
Give bread and drink to empty stomachs, clothe the naked boy,
Give homes to homeless men, infuse the broken heart with joy;
Hold up the hands of the weary, put strength and courage in trembling knees,
Secure the lonely traveler, protect the sailors on stormy seas;
All this and more, O Lord, we ask, of you, the Father who cares,
And make us more the family who with the needy shares.
by Grace Noll Crowell
God let me find the lonely ones
Among the throng today,
And let me say the word to take
The loneliness away.
So many walk with aching hearts
Along the old highway.
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For an invitation to united prayer during the month of August, see this link. Also on the page are suggestions as to how to use this petition and share it with others.
See this invitation to prayer for the month of July 2009, on resisting the evil one.