Prayer from Louie Blue Coat
Interfaith Day of Prayer
May 7, 2020
Creator, of all that is seen and unseen,
We come before you from our communities,
We come before you from our families,
We come to you with our little ones and elderly,
We come to you for comfort,
We come to you with hope
For you create hope within us....
Through our fires, through our sage, through our prayers, through our tobacco, we turn to you in our time of need.
Bless the doctors with wisdom and strength,
Give understanding and intelligence to virologists...
Bring to your people, caregivers with compassion and generosity.
Bring healing to those who are ill, no matter what the disease,
Protect with your holy spirit those who are most at risk.
Give comfort to those who have lost a loved ones,
Welcome those who have died to take their place among our ancestors...
End any conflict among ourselves,
Unite us in our compassion,
Remove all fear from our hearts,
Give us eyes to see your love and to spread it to our people....
Let us all be a beacon of your grace, peace, hope and love in this, one of our darkest times... Amen.
Rev. Louie Blue Coat
Dakota Association of the South Dakota Conference of the United Church of Christ, Council for American Indian Ministries UCC