Lord,

Sometimes I try to pray with impressive words, beautiful phrases and profound thoughts. But what truly matters seems to get lost in me. So today it’s just about You, real life and what my heart is crying out.

I pray for those who have no hope.

I pray for those who are facing death.

I pray for those who are hurting.

I pray for those who are lonely.

I pray for those who are addicted.

I pray for those who have been sexually abused.

I pray for those who have made terrible mistakes.

I pray for those who are depressed.

I pray for those who are starving.

I pray for those who are trapped in poverty.

I pray for those who have been hurt rather than helped by the church.

Give them Your love that changes everything about everything forever. Give them the grace You know they need that brings healing, hope and new life. Give them people who can make a difference. And when it is appropriate, give them me.

I pray this in Jesus’ name.