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“I am going to send an angel in front of you, to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.” Ex 23:20 NRSV


Dear Father-Mother God, Open the eyes of our hearts so that we can see the angel you’ve sent who is guarding us and bringing us to the kingdom of heaven you have prepared for us, right here on earth. Open the ears of our nation to hear your direction and guidance and to find rest in your love. Bless our seeing and hearing and multiply it. Thank you for showing us the way when the darkness engulfs us. We are here for you, for your glory, for your kingdom, and not for ourselves. All will be well. All is well. Amen.

-Maryl Walters, Christian Science denomination

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.