Almighty God, great above all gods,
in your hands are all the nations of the earth,
and none is beyond the reach of your authority, nor of your grace.
Look with compassion upon your people here, we pray,
that we may learn to live peaceably with one another;
that we may learn even to love one another;
that we may be delivered from temptation,
from powers and principalities;
that we may be guided by your wisdom,
humbled by your mercy;
fastening our wills to your cross,
that most base and beautiful, bewildering symbol of our salvation.
For the sake of your glory
and the coming of your kingdom we pray.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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