These I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations. (Isaiah 56:7)

Dear Heavenly Father,

When we look around our hurting world, it is easy to feel hopeless. Yet, we are not a people without Hope. We thank you for giving us hope by building Your Church and calling all people to Yourself.  We pray for the nations around the world, asking that the church You are building will be strong and faithful. We pray for justice and mercy in the governments and societies so issues of poverty and exploitation, and needs for education, housing, and employment will be met.

We are grateful that most of our attendees are on a furlough break from their work. Eventually they will return to their homes and areas of service. Please use their furlough time to prepare them for what You have prepared in advance for them to do. May they remember, even as they share with churches, families and supporters and then prepare to return to their region of service, “how beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News!

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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