God who watches over us, dwells within us, and moves around and through us, hear our prayer for the world. You know that we live in a world plagues with violence, hatred, discrimination, and injustice; and we’re tempted to love hope as fear and despair haunt us. We pray, O God, in your loving kindness, that you direct us to your light; so our hope may be restored, our lives filled with purpose, and the world transformed to your glory. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.