January 21-22, 2023 

God of wonder, on this Sunday of the Word of God, we pray that you deepen our love of scripture and inspire those who study, teach, and preach Your holy Word.

God of light, help us to leave our nets of darkness behind to follow in Jesus’ light, leading a life of discipleship. 

God of justice, as we commemorate World Holocaust Victims Remembrance Day on Friday, let us stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters, asking You to bless and protect them from the  anti-semitism that continues in our country.

God of peace, heal the hatred in our communities that leads to violence and death. Bring comfort to those who have been affected by violence in our city.

God of Mercy, we mourn all who have died, especially those killed by gun violence. May they find peace in your heavenly kingdom.

                                                           Submitted by:  Joan McGowan