For These We Pray

For the ill who fight for breath,
For the dying who fear their death,
For the lost who seek the path,
For victims of violent wrath —
For these we pray, O God.

For the muddled and troubled child,
For youth astray in the wild,
For lovers unfulfilled,
For rejected hearts that are chilled —
For these we pray, O Lord.

For ruined lives in grief,
For seekers of mental relief,
For the sad who cannot laugh,
For worshipers of the golden calf —
For these, O Savior, we pray.

Say amen. Ask for prayers. Give thanks.