Focus Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Awesome God, thank you for the great cloud of witnesses who stand as models of faith. Give us the strength to walk in a way that is pleasing to you. We pray for others and ourselves today, especially for people who feel the sting of broken promises. We pray for people who are frightened by the challenges they face. We pray for children who feel lost and alone and for communities and families around the world. We bind up everything that stands in the way of our blessings, and we loose those things that give us joy and peace in our relationships. Bless us, in the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.