(Based on RCL Psalm 91)
In these moments we seek your shelter
in the shadows of the cover of your wings.
We long to be surrounded by You,
as we dwell in your compassion and justice.
Give us the courage to withstand the temptation to live tiny lives of shortsightedness, self-destruction, and self-service.
Give us the open-heartedness to live lives of vulnerable kindess, thoughtfulness, and forgiveness.
Help us to move closer to the release of your love, even if we need to tread on all that is scarey and consuming and troubling. Show us your angels that will bear us up in the midst of our terrors.
We pray for angels to bear up those people and places around us who are being attacked by arrows of war, domination, and domestic and political violence.
We pray for angels to bear up those people and places poisoned by the pestilence of greed, captivity, starvation and the rape of our Mother Earth.
We pray for angels to bear up those people and places suffering from the wastes of destructive forces such as chronic and terminal illness, depression, fear and anxiety.
You promise to deliver, to protect, to rescue, and to save. Help us, as your people to be part of your promise to this world you love so much. May we protect, love, embrace, and hear the call for help in each corner of the world we live in.
In Christ we pray,