God of all, the world cries in pain with those falsely imprisoned, those being tortured, and those facing execution for the sake of expediency.
Empower with hope and strong voices those who work for justice, abroad and in our own land.
Through Canadian Lutheran World Relief, help us to see and hear more clearly the voices of those on the margins, and to create places of refuge and freedom for those fleeing for their lives and dreams. This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Thanks to Rev. Matthew Diegel, of Our Saviour’s-Immanuel Lutheran parish, Thunder Bay, ON, for contributing the CLWR prayer for the seventh Sunday after Pentecost.