Here’s a prayer of petition inspired by Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7. It was written by Ann Bell Worley, and posted on the Baylor University website.
Prayer of Petition
(inspired by Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7)
across the ages
you have guided your people through the wilderness,
assuring us of a home in your eternal city.
Strengthen us along the way,
that we might not neglect our call
to serve the cities and towns where we live.
Help us to trust in your unfailing presence amid all of our fears.
Grant us wisdom to discern your way in this world
even as we hope for the next. Amen.
~ written by Ann Bell Worley, copyright © 2006 The Center for Christian Ethics. Posted on the Baylor University website. http://www.baylor.edu/christianethics/CitiesandTownsWorshipWorley.pdf