Prayer During Difficult Economic Times

Gracious God,

We know that your love is infinite and that you care about all areas of our life. 
In this time of economic insecurity, help us to trust that all of our security is in you. 
Keep us mindful that you always have and always will provide for our needs.  
Apart from you we can do nothing. 

Merciful God,
We ask that you give our leaders the wisdom to guide our nation and the world
out of the current economic crisis.  
Help us to protect the poor and all those who are struggling during this difficult time. 
Provide for their needs and give them hope. 
Open new opportunities for them and furnish the resources they need to live with dignity.  Encourage those who have enough to share essential resources
with those who lack the necessities of life,
and to do so with humble, grateful and loving hearts. 

We ask this through Christ, Our Lord.  Amen.