God through whom we receive strength, be with us when life is difficult. It can be hard to be faithful: to do the right thing, to listen to marginalized voices, to care for the earth. Help us to trust that you are there, even in trying times. Help us to be your presence in the world. Give us courage to be your hands, and work through us. With trusting hearts, we pray. Amen.
Written by Pastor Tyler Gingrich, of MNO Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) – Youth