Daily Prayer Focus: Luke 18:1 (NRSV)
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.
God of justice and love, thank you for giving us hope so we will not lose heart. We pray for others and ourselves this day. We pray especially for people who speak truth to power. We pray for refugees from political strife. We pray for victims of senseless violence. We pray for victims of hatred and bigotry. Have mercy on your people, O God. We stand on your promises today, and with grateful hearts, we decree what you have declared in your Holy Word. We claim it in the name of Jesus. Amen.