O merciful Lord, the world suffers and people live in fear or rage.
And the enemy tries to make me lose all hope.
Won't you help me, O Lord?
Show me the clear way of Christ.
He came to free the spirit and return hope to the fallen.
Reveal to me again O Lord, how even the smallest task can be made holy.
In the name of Jesus, cast out the liar that says all is lost.
Let me hear the voice of the one true God who tells me,
"Beloved, have courage. Live life fully, in any situation for my spirit goes with you.
See Jesus on the cross for you. See how he loves. Go now and love. There is no greater purposeand nothing can stop my mission of love."
Press your word into me, O Lord, make it real. Give me fresh wings to glorify your holy name.
In Jesus name, Amen.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”