Almighty God, thank you for continued life and health and strength. Thank you for brand new mercies every morning. On this first day of the week, we pray for peace in our valleys, deliverance from bondage, protection from evil, justice for the oppressed, comfort for those who mourn, soundness for troubled minds, healing for the sick, rest for the weary, and shelter from the storms we are almost certain to encounter.
As we come through this pandemic, we know that you will protect us from dangers seen and unseen. When we reach places of uncertainty this week, O God, bring to our remembrance lessons from our past—stories we have heard and known, stories our ancestors handed down to us. Help us to share this wisdom with others, even as we practice social distance. Help us to be instruments of your light and peace for others today.
We lift your name on high, O God. And in all things, we give you glory. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.