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For those who ran out of week before they ran out of things that need to get done, we pray to the Lord.

For those who feel self-satisfied when they hear “Those who will not work should not eat”, we pray to the Lord.

For those who carry home a backpack of food from school for the weekend and then share it among siblings and neighbors, we pray to the Lord.

For those keeping vigil by bedsides, NICU cribs, sofas, and telephones, we pray to the Lord.

For those who have put away their regular anxieties and gotten out their fancy holiday season anxieties, we pray to the Lord.

For those on deadline, we pray to the Lord.

For those who contracted conjunctivitis, lice, or a particularly snotty cold this week and decided to share, we pray to the Lord.

For those extroverts who live alone and for whom Saturday can be interminable, we pray to the Lord.

For those introverts who live alone and for whom Saturday is never long enough, we pray to the Lord.

For those who will make a layaway payment this weekend toward Christmas presents, we pray to the Lord.

For all these and many more, we pray to you, O God.

Hear our prayer and, in your mercy, answer us.

Amen.

 


The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Big Timber Lutheran Church (ELCA)  in Big Timber, MT. She blogs at lutheranjulia.blogspot.com and readsallthethings.com. She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit and is President of the board of RevGalBlogPals, Inc.


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