“Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You
shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.” (Leviticus 19:2)

God of all Nations, we bring you thanks and praise, praise for your wisdom and mercy and your love for all humankind, and thanks for the many freedoms and rights we enjoy in the United States. We have the privilege of living in a land where we acknowledge and respect the rights of all our fellow citizens under no king but you. Bless and protect our leaders and give them wisdom, we pray.

Beloved God, we believe that you abhor violence. We are all shocked and dismayed by attempts at mob rule. We‘re unsure where to turn, but we can always and at all times turn to you for comfort, strength, and guidance. We turn to you today, raising up our hands in humble supplication for peace, justice, and a return to the rule of law.

We have many concerns, Lord, and we’re worried about the future of our land. Let us look to you, as the author of our security and the architect of our freedom, that our values of peace, justice, equality, and reason may prevail.

We enter now upon a season of prayer. Hear us, O Lord. May your Holy
Spirit prevail in all our hearts, and may we be true disciples of Jesus Christ,
whose law is love. In His name we pray, Amen.

Rev. Ann Thomas
Conference Prayer Coordinator