O Lord our help,
you stand on the side of the oppressed
and give your goodness to all in need.
We pray for all who are in danger today from enemies –
individual people, groups, countries, and social structures.
For those who are overwhelmed by broken relationships,
mistrust, anger, abuse, or trauma,
we pray for your protection and wholeness.
For those in danger of being swept away
by floods of illness, hunger, homelessness, or grief,
we pray for escape and healing.
Blessed are you, O Lord, who protects and saves your people.
Our help is in your name,
maker and savior of heaven and earth.
We pray through Jesus Christ, who taught us to pray, saying:
The Lord’s Prayer
Submitted by Rev. Nathan Williams, Covenant Presbyterian Church, West Des Moines, IA