(from the Presbyterian Women national Facebook page)
PW Prayer for These Times*
God of hope, because you have forgiven and freed us in Jesus Christ, and empowered us by the Holy Spirit, help us commit ourselves to:
—nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study, so that we are able to respond to God’s call because our spiritual lives are strong and our understanding of the Bible is abiding and deep;
—work for justice and peace, so that systems of hatred that create and promote violence are disrupted and transformed;
—support the mission of the church worldwide, so that our actions of service to others point to the love and grace that you first showed us; and
—build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom, so that all people are recognized as created in the image of God, and all of creation is respected and sustained.
Merciful God, hear our prayer.
*Based on the PW Purpose