O God our Father, have compassion, we pray thee, upon all those whose hearts are touched with sorrow, whose spirits are troubled or cast down within them. Remember those to whom the burdens of this life bring darkness of soul; have mercy upon all who suffer in body or mind from whatever cause. Let thy mercy rest upon them according as they hope in thee; for the sake of Jesus Christ, our burden-bearer and Redeemer. Amen.
from The Methodist Book of Worship for Church and Home, 1965
Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, and no strength known but the strength of love: So guide and inspire, we pray thee, the work of all who seek thy kingdom at home and abroad, that all peoples may seek and find their security, not in force of arms, but in the perfect love that casteth out fear, and in the fellowship revealed to us by thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Taken from The Methodist Book of Worship for Church and Home, 1965