Lord,

There are so many chasms between so many people – rich and poor, liberals and conservatives, old and young, and on and on and on. While it breaks my heart, I know it breaks Your heart more than I can ever begin to comprehend.

Fill me with the Holy Spirit’s power so I can lead with Your love in everything I think, feel, say and do. Walk a mile in others’ shoes before I judge. Understand in new ways when my usual way of thinking needs to be challenged. Get on board with You when I want to be in charge of my own life. Change when I need to do things differently. Speak boldly on Your behalf even when that is uncomfortable. And join in working with You until Your will is just as real on earth as it already is in heaven.  

Hear my prayer, Lord.

Take to heart my prayer, Lord.

Help me live my prayer, Lord.

I pray this in the strong name of Jesus, 

Amen.