Your grace is amazing. Your love is eternal. Your will is astounding. And we will never be the same because of it.

Yet we confess something incredibly painful. We do not always live as people who have experienced it. Indeed, we often live as if You are merely an add-on. Someone we turn to when we need it.

But now more than ever, we know You need us to step forward. To live our faith. To rise above the hatred, self-interest and greed. To share Your life, grace, compassion and reconciliation. And to bring Your hope to an increasingly hopeless world.

So, Lord, help us to be different from the world. To do so gladly, with confidence and trust. And to do so because we have the absolute certainty that You will never give up on us.