God of hope, as disciples of Jesus, help us to “fear no one” as we courageously spread Your Word.

God of light, as we continue our celebration of Pride Month, let all of your children, especially those from the LGBTQ+ community, realize a life that is “worth more than many sparrows”.

God of justice, we pray that our world leaders, rather than responding to disagreements with military might, look to You, our mighty champion, to influence their responses with diplomacy and compassion.

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

God of Mercy, we mourn all who have died, that they find peace in your heavenly kingdom. We pray for those who suffer illness, that they know Your steadfast comfort.

                                                           Submitted by:  Joan McGowan