Sunday, March 8, 2015

Prayers for #selma50 and #InternationalWomensDay or #IWD2015

I wanted to observe and pray for two events today, #selma50 and #InernationalWomensDay or #IWD2015,vso I wrote these two petitions and included them in the Prayers of the people at The Presbyterian Church of Cadiz, Cadiz, Ohio, where I serve as Interim Pastor.

God of all people,
a day and fifty years following Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama,
we pray for improved relations among the races in our country.
We pray that Jew, Christian, Muslim, people of all faiths, and no faith;
Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, and White European,
may once again link arms in common cause,
working together to end racism,
and to insure freedom, liberty, and equal rights for all your children.

On this International Woman’s Day, O God
we are reminded how you,
like a mother who will not forsake her nursing child,
are faithful still.
We pray that you will not forsake us now
as we seek to celebrate the gifts of women,
recognizing and giving thanks
for their many contributions to the church
and to society at large.
We pray that you will be faithful still
as we continue the struggle to guarantee equal rights,
including equal pay for women,
and that sexism will soon become an ism of the past.

You can also find these prayers, and The Presbyterian Church of Cadiz, on Facebook.

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