Prayer for hope in the brokenness

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Let us pray.

Lord Jesus as we live in the contrasting understandings of our world with beliefs lacking substance and the wayward running of policies that contradict righteousness. We don’t always recognize the subtle lies that try to imitate Your life giving truth. Lord protect us from these lies that want to separate us from You.

Lord we are confronted by the brokenness of this world. Friends are sick with cancer, smoke fills the air that should be clear and fresh. Strangers are dying from famine brought on by drought. Wars are cutting to the heart of humanity and leave destruction and death in their wake. Lord have mercy on each of us. Grant us peace in the face of all the cracks of our failing society. We call out to You to lead us. Our steps are failing to walk in Your ways. Your ways bring life that we too often are too weak to follow yet You do not forsake us. You see the destitute and call them to Your blessing. You hear the cries of the broken and seek to bring healing. Your eyes do not miss the smallest person, the feelings of insignificance that seem overwhelming come face to face with Your Holiness and experience the Your perfect grace.

Lord You lift us all up to life once again. We have hope because of who You are and what You have done. Lord help us to keep our eyes on You, putting all of our faith in You. We pray this in Your holy name. Amen.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.