Scripture: Isaiah 43.9, 12
All the nations gather together
and the peoples assemble.
Which of their gods foretold this
and proclaimed to us the former things?
Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right,
so that others may hear and say, “It is true.”
…I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—
I, and not some foreign god among you.

Reflection: For Your Goodness :: Worldwide Prayer
A prayer of devotion from Hong Kong

We thank you for your goodness,
Lovingkindness and everlasting love;
May your glory be showered upon us.
Let us worship you in spirit and in truth,
For there is no other God like you in heaven or
Earth, keeping covenant and showing
Lovingkindness to your servants
Who walk before you with all their heart.

O Lord, our God,
Help us to humble ourselves and pray,
To seek your face and turn from our wicked ways;
Hear our prayer,
Forgive our sins and heal our land.

O Lord, our God,
Yours is the Kingdom,
And the power,
And the glory,
Forever and ever.

*Prayer from Hallowed be Your Name: A collection of prayers from around the world, Dr. Tony Cupit, Editor.

Prayer: Request for Presence
O Lord, watch over us and save us from this generation forever. — Psalm 12.7

– Prayer from The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime by Phyllis Tickle.

Full prayer available online and in print.

Today’s Readings
Isaiah 43 (Listen – 4:06)
Revelation 13 (Listen – 3:20)

Additional Reading
Read More from Not Abandoned :: Worldwide Prayer, from the USA
Then came the times of my rebellion, the days
of my senseless rage, when I abandoned
The ways of God, and followed in the vanity
Of trusting in the strength of men.

Read More about God, the Wall Breaker :: Worldwide Prayer, from Japan
God, help us to break down dividing walls of ignorance, indifference, prejudice, and discrimination.