Prayers for the Church: Compassion

The church needs compassion!

I’m writing a series of prayers for the Church, offering a prayer on a different topic each week. So far, I’ve prayed for awakening, transformational leaders, urgency, hope, and health.

Yesterday, I wrote, God, Break Our Hearts! Asking God to break our hearts for what breaks God’s heart is a prayer to be moved with compassion!

O God, break our hearts for what breaks your’s!

Thank you for loving the world so much that you gave your only Son so that whoever believes in him won’t perish, but will have eternal life! Thank you, Lord, that you don’t want anyone to perish, but all to change their hearts and lives! Thank you for not writing us off just yet!

As long as you are a God of love, mercy, and grace, there is hope for humankind. There is hope for the people you created!

But, clearly, we live in a dark, painful, broken world. As we look around, break our hearts for what breaks your’s!

Then, let us be moved with compassion and moved to action. We must put our faith in action and do something to bring healing to our broken world. We won’t be able to do everything, but we can do something! Lead and empower us to be your hands and feet, and a voice of hope, in the world! Amen.

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