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Prayers of the People
December 29, 1921

God only knows we need a word from you,
Our life in this world without a word from you is desolation indeed.
And dear God - how we need a word with you.
We need to be heard, if we are never heard, life is desolation indeed
We lift one another's prayers with you.

Lord Hear Our Prayer and let our crys come unto You

Each of us has a bad conscience about a number of things. Some of us are failing in our own eyes. Such punishment and self rejection are no cure at all. Some of us are suffering a great loss. Some of us feel alone in the world - unknown to any other.

Lord Hear Our Prayer and let our crys come unto You

We've got loved ones we care about and worry about.
We're afraid we'll fail them. We're afraid we'll harden our hearts against them.
We're not sure we know how to love them or what loving them requires of us.
We're not sure our love is free of manipulations.

Watch over our loved ones.
Redeem our loving care to your Grace.

Lord Hear Our Prayer and let our crys come unto You

Lord - there's no rest in wanting to be heard unless our crys are accompanied by those of everyone else throughout the world, and the growing together of all creation. We lift up the progress of the whole world. We pray for the delicate balance of our planet earth. We pray for peoples and nations throughout the earth and for all who have responsibilities for others.
We pray for every Mother and every Child.
Hasten your Kingdom.

Lord Hear Our Prayer and let our crys come unto You

All of which we pray in Jesus name.
Amen.