Lord God, we thank you for another day of life. We know that in you, we live and move and have our being. So, we thank you for health and strength. We thank you for the soundness of our minds and for discernment. We thank you for supplying all of our spiritual needs.
During this pandemic, no one is certain about the future that lies ahead, but for those of us who have faith, we know who holds the future. And we put our trust in you.
We ask that you look down with compassion for your people all over the world. We pray that you will fortify them in all the ways they need to be strengthened. Heal them in all the ways they need to be healed. Grieve with those who grieve. Comfort those whose spirits are cast down. Cover them with your grace and peace, we pray.
Help us to stay on the path, O God. We pray that you will give us what we need to model resilience, for we are resurrection people, and we know that after this pandemic is over, a new day is on the horizon. Help us to shine light and encouragement into somebody’s life. Help us to trust your plan.
O God, we pray that you will help us to model what it means to have hope, for all our hope is built on you. Your word tells us that hope does not disappoint. So we stand on your word today and every day. We put our trust in you.
You have revealed through your holy word how this story ends. It is a story of grace and peace and victory. It is a story of everlasting love and eternal life for those who believe. We rejoice in that knowledge right now!
So we praise you today. We honor you. We extol you. And in all things we give you the glory. We pray this prayer in the name of Jesus, the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. Amen.