November 3 Prayer
“Let the same mind that was in Christ be in you,” Phip.2:5
As we come to prayer today let our minds bend low in humility with Christ that we may have his will to surrender to God’s higher will.
May we be here with him, his arms reached out cruciform to hold this gap between.
We surrender as we pray
‘Our Father, Holy is your name,
May your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.
We hold this space between the hard realities of what we see and the real world possibilities of what could and should be.
May we stand with a stubborn hope that never gives up believing that good will come out of tragedy, peace will rule over our hearts and love will triumph over hate.
So now we offer these prayers for our rulers and leaders this day for our nation.
“O Lord our Governor, bless the leaders of our land, that we may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to other nations of the earth. Lord, keep this nation under Your care…. Send down upon those who hold office the spirit of wisdom, charity, and justice; that with steadfast purpose they may faithfully serve in their offices to promote the well-being of all people.
— Book of Common Prayer
Almighty God, all thoughts of truth and peace proceed from You. Kindle in the hearts of all people the true love of peace. Guide every leader in every nation in Your pure and peaceable wisdom, so that Your Kingdom may go forward, till the whole earth is filled with the knowledge of Your love.
— Francis Paget (1851–1911), Adapted
We agree with our Father in Heaven that many will come to know your love and peace and find rest in you.
May we be bearers of your hope and peace to all this day.
In the name of the Father who is for us, the Son who is with us and the Holy Spirit who dwells within.