Sunday, October 31, 2010
Prayer for the City of Nashville
O God, who is in the midst of the city,
hear us as we pray for our city,
The city of Nashville.
You hold us accountable if justice is denied
even to one of us, including the stranger
within our gates.
You delight in us
when faith, hope, and love
describe the way we live.
Have mercy on us when
our unfaithfulness breaks our covenants,
our hopelessness threatens our future, and
our lovelessness undermines our most precious
Thank you, God, Source of forgiveness,
who enables us to begin again,
by God's grace.
We pray for the peace of the city, and for
the courage to do the deeds that make for peace.
Help us be good neighbors
to our neighbors.
Give us the purpose
to follow Jesus,
who is Building Bridges
between one and another, and
between us and God.
Amen. And let all the people say, Amen.
Written by DeLane M. Ryals on October 7, 2006
Read on Sunday, October 31, 2010, in morning worship at First Baptist Church, Nashville, TN