(Written for a young reader)
We call out to you, Lord,
because we know you hear and answer.
We pray for people who feel like they are drowning in trouble.
Turn and look, and let everyone see you are close by.
We pray for people who feel like they have been swallowed up
by oceans of sickness, sadness, or fear.
Reach down and lift us up.
We thank you for listening to our prayers,
and we know you are ready to answer.
We praise you
and promise to follow you forever,
in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen.
Submitted by Rev. Nathan Williams, Covenant Presbyterian Church, West Des Moines, IA