Lord,

Our world has been turned upside down by the Coronavirus pandemic. Bring Your healing to those who are sick, hope to those who feel alone, and relief to those who are struggling financially. 

Our nation struggles with dismantling racism and building reconciliation. Enable us to address the deep pain and struggles of racism’s victims, uncover our own role in it, and bring about a new era of racial justice.

Our political system is becoming more polarized and broken. Help those who battle stop demonizing each other, reach out, and work together to solve the many critical issues facing us.

Our communities are filled with people who do not know Jesus’ love. Embolden us to both proclaim and show his love, help people experience his saving love, and live as faithful disciples in everything they do.

Lord, in Your mercy hear our prayers. Lord, in Your mercy let us hear Your answers. Lord, in Your mercy may Your will become just as real on earth as it already is in heaven.

We pray this in the strong name of Jesus.

Amen.