World News This Week in Prayer - Thursday, September 26, 2013
God of Heaven and Earth, Creator of all that is, seen and unseen, whom angels worship and adore, be merciful to us and hear us.
Lord Jesus Christ, who came to earth to be with us and share in our suffering, be merciful to us and hear us.
Holy Spirit, who dwells within us even now to inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us, be merciful to us and hear us.
Show your mercy to this small planet we call our home, and to all its creatures.
Show your mercy to those killed or injured in the siege in the Westgate Shopping Center in Nairobi, Kenya; show your mercy to their families and friends.
Show your mercy to the people of Pakistan where a massive earthquake hit the southwest region of Balochistan, and where a suicide bomb attack at a church in Peshawar killed 78 people and injured more than 100 others.
Show your mercy to Colorado in the United States where people are trying to recover from massive flooding. Show your mercy to Mexico where storms have caused new flooding in Acupulco.
Show your mercy to Syria where peace seems but a faint dream.
Show your mercy to all who are refugees, all who are prisoners, all who are orphans.
Show your mercy to all who are homeless or hungry or sick or in danger.
Show mercy to those we love, and show mercy to our enemies.
Show us your mercy, O Lord, and grant us your salvation. We turn to you for help, O Lover of Souls. We pray that we may share your peace in the world even as we entrust this world into your care. O God, hear our prayer.