People near us, emotionally and physically, are hurting, suffering in so many ways. Friends, neighbors, coworkers, relatives. They have relationship problems, health issues, financial difficulties, mental confusion. They are imprisoned in spiritual darkness.

Lord, the world lies in the power of the Evil One. Put us in their path, cause them to share with us, bring us opportunity to serve them and show them the Way.

The walls are high. They are loathe to show weakness. They prefer to make everyone think that all is well. Help us to break through to reach them.

Use us to rescue them from their deepest problem, distance from you, rebellion against your will, ignorance of your way.

Thank you, Father, that someone broke through to reach us, that Jesus became our Solution, that you brought us peace and purpose.