Prayers written by Deb for the January 24 Wine Before Breakfast service focused on 1 Samuel and the image of God as king. Creator God, We come before you in heartache and frustration Because the system just isn’t working. We long for the ease and confidence of a society that is just, fair and noble But the world in which we live is anything but just, fair and noble. The system just isn’t working. In our attempts to right the ship we have forgotten you and put our faith in the latest and greatest idea. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent... We confess that we don’t know how to meet the suffering in the world But, trusting that you do, we quiet our hearts and await what you are ready to teach us. Amen.