Lord, sometimes the world feels like it’s spinning out of control.
We no longer believe what we hear or read.
We’ve grown cynical about everything from climate change
to the number of American children who are hungry.
We don’t want to know what we know.
We feel powerless in the face of painful realities;
we pretend they don’t exist.
You call us to do what we can; to live life with honesty and integrity.
To make a difference; to not sit back and think only of ourselves.
Lord, let our lives be a witness to your love and concern for the world.
Help us begin anew today. Amen.