Almighty God, you have promised that you will hear us when we ask in faith: Thank you for adapting us into your family, and for calling us into your church.
We pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in other countries, especially where there is suffering, danger and persecution. Strengthen your people for their witness and work in the world. Fill your pastors with your Spirit, that they may preach your Word with power, and love your people with compassion.
We give thanks for the beauty and diversity of the Nations. We pray for the leaders and those in authority in every land, and ask you to give them wisdom for the work of peace. Give them the will to work together in trust, to seek the common good and to share with justice the resources of the earth.
We pray for provision for those in need, and that you would strengthen and heal the sick. We pray for those who are struggling financially, for the lonely and those who are grieving.
We pray for our families that you would strengthen our bonds and deepen our love for each other. Give us what we need day-to-day. Expand our faith as we worship you. In Jesus name. Amen.