Amid all the troubling news of the world,
thank you for the good news of the Gospel.
Amid the fear of foreigners,
thank you for helping us welcome strangers.
In the hectic race for wealth,
thank you for opening us to the joys
of sharing and of serving others.
Amid the pain of sin and brokenness,
thank you for helping us to be
When we are tempted to think violence
is the only way to reach our goals,
we thank you for guiding us into ways
of peace and reconciliation.
— Author unknown (found on a lost prayer card)