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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”

John 14:27 NRSV


God, we ask for peace in our lives and in the lives of all in our community, country, and the world. Your peace gives us comfort, a comfort that can also encourage us to take up the challenges in helping to make the world whole for all. Guide us as we move forward in this work together. Amen.

-Rev. Eric M. Cain, Alliance of Baptists and co-convener of the NCC Christian Education and Faith Formation Table 

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.