Pray for the coming day. Pray for persons throughout the world who are poor, needy, suffering injustice and oppression and for those persons who are serving to bring relief, healing, hope, especially _________________________.
Lord Jesus Christ,
You who knew the Spirit of God upon and within you, the anointing of God as you brought good news to the poor, release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, and freedom to those who are oppressed; breathe your Spirit upon ________________________ this day.
Anoint them with God’s love, power, guidance and compassion. May they know your presence and guidance as they co-labor with you to bring good news to _________________________, release from captivity, healing from blindness, and freedom from oppression.
May God’s grace and kind favor be felt and known this day.
In your great name, Amen.
(based on Isaiah 61:1-52 & Luke 4:18-19)
Loving God, Help me to hear your guidance
To listen deeply to your voice.
Awaken my mind and soul to your work
Within and among us through the Holy Spirit.
Help me not to run into busy avoidance.
Bend my heart to stay . . . and to love.
Help me to see as you see, and so
To walk your gracious ways in this world. Amen.