Pastoral Prayer for October 23, 2022
Today we ask for comfort for all who need it.
Comfort for those who are sick – persons struggling
with ongoing illness, or living in chronic pain.
Comfort for the caregivers – those who give so much
to others that they have nothing left.
Comfort for the lonely – those who feel they have no support,
no one who cares or understands.
Comfort for the regretful – those who live in the shadow of guilt.
Comfort for the fearful – the many plagued by threats
both real and imagined.
Comfort for those who wrestle with doubts –
those diligent seekers to whom you feel distant and elusive.
You are the Spirit of Comfort.
You bring the peace that passes understanding.
Loving Comforter, be with all who hurt today.
We thank you for Jesus, that he reveals to us the deepest concerns
of your own heart. And we thank you for this prayer that Jesus
gave us as we pray together. . .