Lord,

It’s been a tough couple of weeks. Terrorist attacks have occurred with increased frequency. No place is safe. And we are trying to make sense of this ‘new normal’.   

In Your mercy, Lord, hear our prayers.

We are confused. Struggling with problems that are bigger than us. And uncertain what to do.

In Your mercy, Lord, hear our prayers.

This is not just an issue about politics, religion or national security. It is our issue because we are Your children. And have a holy obligation to address real life because You really have come to us. 

In Your mercy, Lord, hear our prayers.

Prepare our hearts, minds and lives in a special way during this Advent Season for the coming of Your Son into the midst of our broken world. Let His light shine so that those who hurt find healing. Those who hate are transformed. And those who are filled with anger find true hope.

In Your mercy, Lord, hear our prayers.

Enable us to trust You enough to continue to hope for that day when we’ll share in Your joy bursting forth because all Your children finally live freely, safely and abundantly.

In Your mercy, Lord, hear our prayers.

Amen.

 


Source: Bishop’s Blog