We know that all things work for good for those who love God, scripture tells us today. We ask for the gift of that love so that all things in our lives will work together for the good.
We turn to our God who is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in kindness and faithfulness to us.
My sisters and brothers, we pray to be the good soil that hears God's word and lets it bear fruit in our lives.
Merciful God, we turn to you in the hope that we may better praise, bless, and give you thanks.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is seated at God's right hand and will come again. We turn to God and pray to be made worthy of this glorious promise.