A prayer for this day: Glorious God, grant us wisdom and strength, compassion and generosity as we seek to do your will and bring healing to each other, our community, and the world. Precious Savior, keep our eyes on you as our risen Lord, securer of our souls. Grant us your love and compassion for the healing of each other, our community, and the world. Holy Spirit, may you grant us the faith and purpose to be vessels of our living God. Grant us your discernment and constancy for the healing of each other, our community, and the world. Amen.
This prayer is excerpted from the litany “Loving Women, Healers of God,” written by Inez Torres Davis, that is included in Worship Boldly, published by Women of the ELCA in 2005. Today we remember John of the Cross, renewer of the church, who died in 1591.