Lord God, the world is rife with violence, war, and suffering: terrorism, aggression, Iraq, Syria, ISIS, hostages, Ebola. We pray for peace and safety of all. Let us find our peace in you.

Many fear a long list of potential ills, accidents or attacks. We trust in your care. Increase our faith.

We conduct ourselves today, O God, in full confidence that you are in control, that you love your people, and that you are guiding all of history to its conclusion. Use our efforts today to put as many as possible on the right side of the final judgment.