Father, everything we want to see happen in this world — justice, peace, prosperity, joy, love — is contained in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We desire and pray for a peaceful and and quiet life in our respective cities and countries. We pray that persecution, when it comes, may not cause us to question our faith.
Let our constancy be firm, our kindness always evident, our love unwavering in the face of hatred, meanness, and evil.
Let no one rob us of our joy in Christ.