Father, remind us of your words, given to Paul by your Holy Spirit. Fan the flames of courageous hope. May we revisit our faith in your eternal promise. Refresh our spirit of power and love and self-control. We need you, now, Father, in this rupture of the world as we know it. Steady our foothold that we may not be shaken. Embolden us to love more and serve more. I ask these things in the name and authority of Jesus, who brought many sons to glory, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7 ESV)