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Heavenly Father, today we pray about the public sector workers strike that is preventing 90,000 customers from being able to fly as scheduled in Germany. This airport employee discontent is causing massive disruption in Germany and France, inconveniencing over 100,000 travelers. Though the inconvenience may seem small, we know these travelers are headed to funerals, weddings, loved ones they have not seen in a long time. They are making business presentations, taking much-needed vacations, and celebrating momentous occasions. They do have our sympathy. Lord, we pray for a quick resolution to negotiations. We pray for fair wages and integrity within all talks. We pray for everyone involved to have a broad perspective and consideration for others. We pray for the tens of thousands whose flights are being cancelled, that they would choose peace, rather than frustration. We pray for healthy communication and understanding. We pray for airline employees to have courtesy, fortitude and protection as they attempt to communicate with disgruntled customers about this situation that is actually out of their hands. Again, we ask for this situation to be resolved quickly and honorably. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.