Focus Scripture: Isaiah 59:8 (NLT) The way of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their paths. Their roads they have made crooked; no one who walks in them knows peace.
God of Justice and Righteousness, we ask that you give us strength and courage in times like this. We hear of turmoil and cruelty spreading through our land. We hear of those who no longer try to discern the difference between right and wrong. Some people have lost compassion. Some walk along crooked paths. Some are lost and don’t even know it. Have mercy, O God. We pray that you will help us to recognize and speak out against injustice when we encounter it. We ask that you will fortify our faith and increase our hope for a better world. Help us to stand on your word, O God. Thank you for Jesus, who has already conquered the world and won the victory. Help us to embrace the victory. Help us to know your peace, in the name of Jesus. Amen.