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“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13 (NRSV)


Lord, as we near the end of this most perplexing year (2020), please be with us as only You can—guiding us, supporting us, and loving us. May we look to You as our beacon of light, shining the way toward our peace and healing so that we may better relate in unity and community. With You we are more than capable to accomplish these things—for as Philippians 4:13 (NRSV) indicates, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

-Tanae C. McKnight Murdic, Sunday School Publishing Board, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

Thank you for participating in our weekly invitation to prayer. 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.