Most Merciful Father,
We give thanks that you are:
“merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness” (Exod. 34:6 ESV), an example to the rest of us.
We confess that too often we are short tempered, ungracious, impatient, unloving, and unfaithful.
But for your example, we would be worse, but we are thankful that have provided us role models in the church that follow you day by day.
We remember and thank you for our heroes from September 11, 2001 who gave their energy and, in some cases, their lives to protect us from evil men. May their sacrifices never be forgotten.
We pray for more adults in our life, community and country to lead us to follow your example. Nurture and protect them that we might benefit from their example and guidance and follow you more fully each day.
In the power of your Holy Spirit, grant us strength to meet the challenges of each new day with grace and a peaceful heart.
In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.
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