|The youth presence at the Diocese of Missouri's 176th convention last week included a self-proclaimed photobomb by Bishop Smith.|
Come, let us walk humbly with our God today, that our lives testify and worship the Lord with all we do.
Our help comes from You, O Holy One: give us the strength and the wisdom to persevere in all our struggles today.
O God, we pray for peace in our homes, peace in our communities, peace in our nation, and for peace in the world.
May we remember that the foundation of peace is justice and equity, compassion and mercy, repentance and forgiveness, strength and love.
May God's love be our mantle against the chill of fear, and our shade against the heat of turmoil.
Lord Jesus, reign in our hearts and teach us your ways: draw us all within your healing embrace as we pray.