Dear LORD, we are meeting together today to worship you and to pray.
Holy Father, you created heaven and earth and everything in it, including us.
You parted the Red Sea so you could deliver your people from slavery.
You rescued Daniel from the lion’s den.
You are El Shaddai, God Almighty.
You turned water into wine.
You fed the five thousand.
And in the ultimate act of love, you sent your only son to die on a cross so we could spend eternity with you.
And after he sacrificed himself for us, you raised him from the dead.
Oh God, we live in a broken, hate-filled world that can only be healed by your love. You speak to us through your word and through your Holy Spirit. Open our hearts and minds to what you have to say to us so that we may show your love to our family, our friends, our neighbors, and the people we meet.
Prayer written by Michelle Thompson