Holding in the Light

Love is the will to nurture life and growth in oneself and in another. Love is personal; it is the sacred trust of living things.  Donald Green, 1982

In Meeting for Worship many share joys about changes in their lives, new opportunities, new jobs, new ministries, unexpected blessings, good news from medical professionals.  Some of those things are shared here along with other concerns that you may wish to hold on your heart:

Richard’s continued healing from cancer surgery.

The safe arrival of the newest member of the Cox extended family.

Safe travel for those going out of town for the holiday weekend.

Linda’s wonderful trip to Victoria.

Loss of Jasper, faithful companion of Norman for many years.

The increase in Caritas’ operating hours to better serve their clients.

Spokane Friends as they step into new roles of service, looking hopefully to the future.

Northwest Yearly Meeting and our colleague worshiping communities, in particular during the Annual Sessions this summer.

Those who do ministry at home and abroad with our support. and those organizations with which we work: Family Promise; Caritas Outreach Ministry; The Fig Tree; Faith Action Network and others

For openness of hearts and borders of our country to families displaced by war.

We pray for our President, Senators and Member of Congress, Governor: Jay Inslee; and those who represent us as members of Washington State Legislature.  We also pray for those whose lives are oppressed and who are vulnerable to violence both here and abroad.

For Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington, DC, who are advocating on our behalf against the use of violence to solve our differences with other nations.

We hold those who offer hospitality to wounded souls on our hearts. We pray for peace and for resolution to the internal strife in the middle east.  We hold on our hearts persons suffering at the hands of religious extremists.

“Lord, enable us to surrender our defended fortresses…”