Lord God,

There are moments my heart hurts so deeply that I hardly can stand it. Not for me, but for Your world.

There’s so much evil – greed, abuse of children, hatred, and idolatry. So much suffering – those struggling with addiction, children born with little or no chance to thrive, Your church divided in so many ways and millions who struggle to survive in abject poverty. And so much soul pain – depression, despair, cynicism and hopelessness.

Let Your Holy Spirit fill those who love you with the love, compassion and passion to reach out and share Jesus’ love that meets real people in real life with real abundant life.

And please, Lord, begin with me.