Our Father in Heaven—

This morning we ask that You strengthen Your church in this world of yours.  Please guide Your people so that Your will shall be done.

Advance Your presence among all people and shower us with your comfort and love.

We ask special blessings on the families struggling to recover from Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael, and all natural disasters.

Guide our leaders to govern with justice, compassion, and obedience to Your Word.

Give comfort, O Lord, to all who struggle with depression, sadness, poverty, illness, and loss.  Heal them through Your love and grace.  Strengthen and encourage your faithful.  Give us courage and endurance to continue to walk with You.

Grant us the wisdom that only You provide so that we can make decisions that move us and Your world to full peace and wholeness of life.

Hear our prayers, Lord, and guide us according to Your purpose.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  AMEN 

- Paul J. Cote