praying manWritten by Nikki, Executive Chairperson for Africa: Love Justice International (www.lovejustice.ngo).
Used by permission.

Lord, we see the disconnect between the world you created in the garden of Eden and the suffering in the world around us, and sometimes we feel so overwhelmed by the enormity of the need.

Forgive us where we have ignored the plight of the suffering and vulnerable because we have felt overwhelmed, didn't know where to start, or thought that it wasn't our responsibility.

Forgive us where we have attacked it from a worldly position, seeing the issue through our eyes and not through Your eyes of redemption.

Today, we set our hearts and minds on You and Your will and ask that You would reveal to us our part in the story and the good deeds that You ordained for us to walk in before the beginning of time.

Give us a vision of what that could be like, excite us for the incredible privilege of working with You in bringing Your will to this earth, and put Your passion in our hearts.

Strengthen us and equip us with bravery, compassion, and humility so that we might go and push back the darkness, ushering in Your presence and beautiful light.

We pray for this Father, in the powerful name of Jesus.

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