Praying on the Seventh Sunday of Easter
O Lord, you know the world in which we live.
You dwelt among us and lived the suffering of the human condition.
You took upon yourself the weight of injustice and evil.
You see the entire world in this moment and no instance of pain escapes your attention.
We consider your cross, Jesus, and how hopeless it once appeared,
And we rejoice in your transforming power that brought about victory and new life from such a moment of darkness and despair.
We will say, “Jesus has triumphed! Jesus is exalted!”
We trust in your everlasting triumph and look to you with hope.
Teach us to live in a world so torn apart.
May your kingdom come in the midst of our suffering and pain.
Take some time to pray for those who suffer throughout the world and for those ministering to them in Christ’s name.