Lord of Hosts, help us to trust you more in these troubled times. Be our sun and our shield. We lift up our petitions today. We pray especially for:
- Leaders in governmental positions
- Our communities and our households.
- Children engaged in dangerous experiments.
- Children victimized by violence.
- Children who are hungry and homeless.
- People on the margins of society.
- People searching for meaning in their lives.
- People seeking inner peace.
- People who are batting addictions.
- People who are consumed by anger.
- Families around the world.
- Chaplains and other spiritual leaders.
- Churches open in the name of Jesus.
Do not withhold your favor from us. Have mercy on your people; have mercy on your world. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Focus Scripture: Psalm 84:11-12 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the LORD withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, happy is everyone who trusts in you.