We pray for blessings, peace and comfort. It is You, Lord, who came to save the hearts and souls of each everyone of us. So in the good times, when the sun is shining and all is well, then we can praise You for blessing us. But when the world turns its back on us, when friends betray us, when pain reminds us of our humanness give us the strength to still praise You because it is You, Lord, who knows each and every one of our weaknesses and it is You who are the source of our strength and the strength of our life. Let us praise You, Lord, by living this life. Living this life in the Joy that only comes from knowing Jesus Christ. Knowing that because He lives we too can live fully in the knowledge that sin and death have no hold on us. That we are all redeemed children of our Heavenly Creator, the One who loved us even before we were born. Lead us, Oh Lord, far away from temptation and wash away the mistakes that we made in the past so that we can be Your sanctuary in this world. So Lord, prepare Your sanctuary in our hearts and let our lives be the proof of God’s love for all people.