January 6, 2021
Dear Lake B -
Though I am taking time off, I wanted to reach out to you and call for prayer in light of what has unfolded today in the political life of our nation.
There is so, so much to say - but for now, i urge us to first turn to God in prayer - in our anger, dismay, sorrow, anxiety, and fear.
Let us pray wisdom in our words and courage in our action as God would lead.
I share with you the following words from the Rev. Eliana Maxim:
"The violence and chaos we are witnessing in our nation's capital is the antithesis to the One we worship and follow.
At this time of national crisis, let us pray together":
God of ages, in your sight nations rise and fall,
and pass through times of peril.
Now when our land is troubled,
be near to judge and save.
May our leaders be led by your wisdom;
may they search for your will and see it clearly.
If we have turned from your way,
help us reverse our ways and repent.
Give us your light and your truth to guide us;
through Jesus Christ,
who is Lord of this world and our Savior.
(Book of Common Worship)
If you’d like to gather for prayer this evening, Elder Tom Lane & Elder Susan Okamoto Lane are hosting a zoom prayer call this evening. Please email them for the link to that call.