How long, O God, must we wait? How long must we sit in this confusion? We know that you hold the answers. We trust that you want what is best for us. We believe you have the power to save us. And still, we wait…wondering when you will answer.

Answer us, Merciful One. Let us experience the peace that you promise and the hope that is in you alone. Like the rhythm of the day that follows the night, let our sadness turn into joy. Let our fear turn into confidence. You created a universe out of chaos and can create peace out of war. Save us and heal us. We pray in the precious and powerful name of Jesus. Amen.

-Pastor Maria