FPU Community Prayers for our Country

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James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

We pray for the families of those affected by injustice and violence.
We pray for the families who have lost loved ones.
We pray for our country that all would be saved.
We pray for the reporters who work through intense emotion to bring us the pictures and news of the day.
We pray for our elected leaders who so desperately need wisdom from beyond themselves.
We pray for the clergy in North America who care first-hand for the spiritual needs of those who have experienced these great tragedies.
We pray for the Law enforcement agencies who serve in weary days.
We pray against evil systems that oppress the poor.
We pray for our nation — that these events will bring us together and turn our thoughts toward helping each other.
We pray against evil systems that oppress the poor.
We pray for all those who might be tempted to think that violence accomplishes anything of lasting value.
Lastly, we pray for every peacemaker in this world. 
We pray that God will break the cycle of violence and use the Church in this sinful world, to proclaim his truth.