We are honored to stand with you and share this moment of hope. Our world is being threatened. It is being threatened by the voices of fear, scarcity, and malice, but we are confident that God’s ways, the ways of love, the ways of peace, and the ways of self-sacrifice, will prevail.
And it is to this end that we pray:
All-loving, all-powerful, and everlasting God, we come to You once again today. Please hear us in our time of need.
Bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that we may live DEEP within our hearts.
Lord bless us with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that we may work for justice, freedom, and peace.
Bless us, oh God, with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, hunger, and war, so that we may reach out our hands to comfort them and turn their pain into joy.
And God, bless us with enough foolishness to believe that we can make a difference in this world, so that we can do what others claim cannot be done, to bring justice and kindness to the marginalized, to those who fear, to all f our children, and our entire community.
Hear us in our time of need oh Lord, for we know that You are able to do far more abundantly than anything we can ask or think. Thank You for already providing the answer. We look with anticipation at how You will work through us in the days ahead.