We are a world that is desperate for you, God.


When powers struggle for dominance,

and war, oppression and abuse result;

When groups of people oppose one another

because of ideology, religion or culture;

We need a God who is bigger than ourselves,

and our personal interests.


Prayer may be offered for specific areas of conflict in the world.


When people are disregarded and devalued

because of poverty, geography or disease;

When compassion and justice is withheld to some

because of sexuality, race or gender;

We need a Saviour who is more compassionate than we are

who includes even those we would exclude.


Prayer may be offered for specific people and places of suffering in the world.


When resources are mismanaged and abused,

and the world and its creatures are destroyed;

When motivation is scarce and creativity is in short supply

to address the challenges that we face;

We need a Spirit who is more powerful and more creative

than we could ever be.


Prayer may be offered for specific challenges and issues that we struggle with in the world.


Lord God, Loving Saviour, Empowering Spirit,

we offer you these prayers

because we need you so desperately.

Captivate us, call us and fill us,

that we may be carriers of your eternal life

to this world that you love so dearly.