Focus Scripture – Acts 12:7 (NRSV) – Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his wrists.
God, our Deliverer, we thank you for leading us out of the darkness and breaking our chains. Help us to walk in a way that pleases you in all things. Today, we pray for government leaders who claim to seek the best interests of your people. We pray for people who are struggling to make ends meet. We pray for people who have been harmed by unjust laws. We pray for people who are prisoners of oppression. Hear our prayers, O Lord! Please intervene in our circumstances and break every chain, in your time and in your way. While we are waiting, give us your peace. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.