In this act of prayer, O God

our lives are opened to You, and with them, our world.

 

We pray that Your Spirit

would whisper through every heart and every place

where the voice of Your Presence is silent.

 

We ask that Your Spirit

would challenge and empower

all who are weak, broken, diseased or weeping.

 

We long for Your Spirit

to inspire all who follow You

to think, speak and live as true imitators of Christ

That our world and all who live in it

may know peace, healing and reconciliation with you and with each other.

 

Bless us, O Lord,

that we may become the building-blocks of Your Kingdom among us.

 

In Jesus’ Name.

Amen.