““For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.”
Deuteronomy 7:6 ESV
Let us pray.
Lord Jesus, there are many who bear Your image that do not know You, who are hurting this day. Help them to see the light of Your love for each of them this day.
Lord too many are feeling the troubles of doubt and pain whose very heart cries out to You without even knowing Your name. Hear them, and speak the grounding words of life in the face of their chaos.
Lord the violence of sin troubles our world, it is ripping families about in their very homes. It is cutting out the young hearts so that they will never know innocence again in the future. It is cementing divides in communities. Lord have mercy on us all. Show us the ways of peace and healing, may we be consumed by them and filled with Your compassion for all of Your hurting creation. May the harm that has been done drop away and be replaced with redeemed lives to flourish because of the hope and stability that You give all of Your people.
Lord Jesus we pray all of these things and more that our hearts can bear to bring into words. Amen.