Our world is a frightening place – a growing nuclear presence in North Korea, Hurricane Harvey and wildfires in Burbank. But it’s also frightening for billions in ways that do not show up in the headlines – a child going to be hungry every night, a father fighting addiction and a woman living as a victim of domestic violence.

We pray You will bring healing, reconciliation and hope. We pray Your grace in Jesus Christ will so transform us from the inside out. We pray the power of the Holy Spirit will empower us to step forward and make a difference in ways we have not yet begun to imagine.

Of course, this is a bold, even audacious, prayer. So give us faith to pray it. Give us faith to believe it. And most importantly, give us faith to live it.

We pray this in Jesus’ name.