Focus Scripture – Psalm 93:2-3 Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting. The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.
Eternal God, as the waters of the flood are raging, we lift up our petitions and pray for your help in our times of trouble. Especially, we pray for:
- The disconsolate in Africa.
- The discouraged in Europe.
- The struggling in South America.
- The downtrodden in North America.
- Justice seekers and peacemakers.
- Grandmothers and grandfathers, uncles and aunts.
- Children who live in dangerous neighborhoods.
- Families impacted by gun violence.
- Victims of terrorism.
- Christians persecuted because of their faith.
- Children who have lost their way.
- Governmental officials responsible for leading your people.
- Chaplains and other spiritual leaders.
- People who are struggling to survive.
- All churches open in your Holy Name.
God of Strength, help us to withstand the floods in our lives. Have mercy on your people. Have mercy on your world. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.