Sunday, September 13, 2015

Prayer for Police and Firefighters

Living God,
We pray for police, firefighters, ambulance drivers,
The frontline workers of our fraying society,
Dealing with panic and death.
Give them strength to bear the strain and still be human, just and fair.
God, we dare to thank you for the work of traffic wardens:
We know we can't do without them, for our cities would seize up.
Yet many of us love to hate them.
Keep it in their minds, we pray, that they are loved and appreciated.

God of power and might,
We pray for people who have great power,
Those in charge of police and fire services,
The armed forces, security organizations.
Let them use their power with humility and justice.
And when they feel vulnerable, lonely, they have life or death decisions to make,
Or everyone seems out to get them, and nobody is there to help them.
God, do not be far from them: Be close in you caring and love for them. Amen.

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