Oh Father, Abba Father, we crave your presence. We want to move close enough to you to know your heart, and to feel your loving arms around me. Grant us peace in the unknown and steadfast courage in the fire of trial. Draw us together as families to love on and support one another. Help us to care for those who are broken or ill. May our stand for you shine your goodness to those around us. May we be the hands and feet of our Savior to those in need. Rise up your church to glorify your name, Father. I ask in the precious name and powerful authority of Jesus, who faced the pain of the cross to secure our access to you, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” (Hebrews 10: 19-22 ESV)