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“Making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

Ephesians 4:3 (NRSV)


Holy One, As this world continues to navigates its existence and makes touch points within our own immediate lived realities of COVID-19, the tentacles of racism, political divisions, inequalities, inequities, and poverty, we pray for your justice tempered with mercy in each situation.

We pray for clarity and discernment for ways to take action in order to restore peace, have

redemptive justice, and rebuild unity and civility. In Christ name-Amen.

-Rev. Margaret Fountain Coleman, Messiah Baptist Church-Pastor, Christian Education, Progressive National Baptist Convention, Brand Yourself Ministries, LLC-Founder/CEO

Beginning December 12 and moving daily through January 20, members of the National Council of Churches and all communion partners 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.