O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! When we see the work of your hands – the earth, the heavens, the moon, the stars, the beauty of your creation, we praise and worship you alone, almighty God. We thank you for all your creation and for your people throughout the world in all their differing cultures and environments. We pray for all humankind and especially for those suffering poverty, persecution, slavery, oppression, injustice and the effects of conflict. We ask you to give compassion, wisdom and courage to your children throughout the world that they and we may defend those who suffer and work to bring relief wherever we can.

Father God,
Hear our prayer.

by Hilary Murray (Gwynedd, Wales: 2011)

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