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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NRSV


In these pandemic times, grant O God, the light of your hope in all the places we live and work. Surround our beloved nation with your grace and the powerful presence of your peace.

Grant our new national leaders, with wise counsel, working with humility, kindness, and courage, always loving in their actions and words.

Give us all: your joy, your grace, and the powerful presence of your peace. Amen”

– Rev. Dr. Robert D. Nicholson Presbyterian Church (USA) minister

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.