You are so gracious to us
And we thank you for that.
Strengthen us as we live
Out our lives as your disciples.
Empower this your church to
Embody your love in our
witness and in our missions.
Build up your compassion in us
For those we know in need
and those we do not know in need.
Hear and answer the cry of the needy, Lord
And do not turn away from them.
Lead and guide those who govern the nations
With wisdom and justice.
Help us to heed your call to help the needy,
Those who are ill, in distress and grief.
In your mercy and love
Hear our prayers.
crossposted at revgalblogpals