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Prayers of the Church, January 5, 2014

In joy and wonder, we pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation. It is with wonder that we contemplate and then believe that you, God, came to live among humans as one of us, as a frail helpless infant born to parents who could not provide a luxurious or even a particularly safe childhood. What more could confront us with the fact that we cannot possibly fully understand the ways of God? Who among us would choose to be helpless or to have a beloved child unprotected ? So we say thank you to the God we worship for this mystery. Hear us O God

Lord God, we begin a new year with no idea what will happen in 2014. The fact that we think we are following your will does not mean we are actually doing so. But we know the desire to please you does please you and we strive to have that desire in all that we do. Hear us O God

- Diane Schueler