We pray for those who have asked for prayers:
Lord, Jesus Christ: You said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you” (John 14:27a). We join our prayers to those of the people of Ukraine, who look to the heavens for peace and protection during this time of violence and oppression. And we ask for your mercy, that it may change the hearts and minds of those who have chosen the path of destruction. Amen.
Dear Father, Send down your blessings on law enforcement officers, firemen, and first responders. Grant them courage, wisdom, strength, and compassion in all their work. When the alarm sounds, let them faithfully serve you in their neighborhood. Amen.
Almighty God, whose beloved Son Jesus Christ, went about doing good, and healing all manner of illness and disease: continue, we beseech you, his gracious work. Grant to physicians, nurses and all health care professionals wisdom and skill, sympathy and patience; keep them safe and preserve them from all contagion. Cheer, heal and sanctify the sick, and send down your blessing on all who care for them healer, Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
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