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“For nothing will be impossible with God.” 

Luke 1:37 (NRSV)


God of possibility, speak to us in this time of uncertainty.  In the face of great challenges, draw us together and remind us once again that we can overcome much.  In our moments of doubt, move among us and show us once again that with you all things are possible.  Amen.

-Rev. Mark E. Pettis, Senior Minister, Manhattan Beach Community Church, United Church of Christ

We call on you now to join us in “40 Days of Prayer to Transform: A Journey to Newness.”  Beginning December 12 and moving daily through January 20, members of the National Council of Churches and all communion partners will join in praying for hope, unity, and healing. During this Advent/Christmas season and into the New Year we put our hope in the ability and desire of God, through Jesus Christ, to heal and transform hearts and minds. We look for the Holy Spirit to breathe God’s newness into individual lives, faith communities, the soul of our nation, indeed, the whole world.