God of Light, help us abide in the light. Help us to support our brothers and sisters so they will not fall. Forgive us of our transgressions. We lift up our sin and ask for your forgiveness. We pray especially for:
- Governmental leaders and politicians.
- People who are overworked and underpaid.
- People who are persecuted because of their faith.
- People who search for meaning in their lives.
- People with hearts full of resentment.
- Chaplains and other spiritual leaders.
- Traumatized children and their families.
- Veterans returning from combat.
- Victims of car crashes.
- Victims of gun violence.
- Prayer warriors and spiritual leaders.
- Churches open in the name of Jesus.
Please hear our prayers and answer. Have mercy on your people. Have mercy on your world. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Focus Scripture: 1 John 2:9-11 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.