Begin with the prayer below, then go to the prayer for the day.
God of wisdom and mercy, grant us patience to listen; compassion to be open to other views and opinions; generosity to forgive and grace to change. As you taught us to love our dear neighbor, we pray that you give us strength to be healing instruments of unity and reconciliation.
Day 50: Sunday, October 22
Loving God, protect the vulnerable who face life-threatening danger from war and physical violence. Enable diplomacy and peace to win the day and prevent destruction.
Day 51: Monday, October 23
Today I pray for government that serves the common good rather than acting solely to counter adversaries in different political parties. Let us not act as enemies, and move away from extremes toward a center that serves all people.
Day 52: Tuesday, October 24
Holy One, I humbly ask You to walk alongside refugees fleeing war, violence and poverty. Grant them safe passage to a new land. Fill the hearts of brothers and sisters to welcome them for whatever time is needed. Heal their homelands.
Day 53: Wednesday, October 25
Creator of Heaven and Earth, reveal practical ways I can reduce pollution, especially excess plastics. Inspire us to innovate and make choices toward less packaging. Help us clean our common home for future generations to inherit.
Day 54: Thursday, October 26
Today I pray for paths toward housing. Clear obstacles that prevent people from affording a roof over their head. May the equation yielding corporate profits include the common good, to increase affordable housing and offer just wages.
Day 55: Friday, October 27
God of justice, help us to repair the broken parts of our law enforcement and criminal justice systems that do not treat people equally and equitably.
Day 56: Saturday, October 28
Today I pray for instigators of war to be met with justice. May aggressors consider life preciously and make decisions as if the lives they’re putting on the line are their own. Fill the hearts of my brothers and sisters to live and work toward peace.
Option to Take Action
Take action to urge the U.S. to de-escalate the violence in Israel and Palestine.
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