Focus Scripture: Psalm 109:1-5 O God, whom I praise, don’t stand silent and aloof while the wicked slander me and tell lies about me. They surround me with hateful words and fight against me for no reason. I love them, but they try to destroy me with accusations even as I am praying for them! They repay evil for good, and hatred for my love.
Compassionate God, we cast our cares on you because you care for us. We pray for others and ourselves today. We pray especially for:
- Our enemies.
- Peacemakers and justice workers.
- People who seek sanctuary.
- Those who are nursing emotional wounds.
- Veterans returning from combat.
- People with cancer and other chronic illnesses.
Guard us from attacks from those who would do us harm. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.