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“By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.”

Galatians 5:22-23 NRSV


Spirit of the living God, thank you for the fruit which is manifested in mysterious ways to create a space of hope and healing. During these times of dire need, we are confident of your capacity to provide your presence and peace granting us the ability to persevere while being patient with the process. Help us to remain faithful, gentle, self-controlled and not get weary in well doing. Amen.

Staccato Powell

Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

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.