Lord God, we come hear today hungry for Your Word. We live in a world that is in such desperate need of the good news of Your love, justice and grace. And even though we cannot see You, send Your Holy Spirit to wash away the sharp edges of our hearts. You stand by us in our failures and carry the cross that we could never carry ourselves so that we can move forward into Your future as vehicles of God’s compassion. Expand our souls to experience and receive Your abundance of love and mercy that comes unconditionally and undyingly to every human being no matter what they’ve done. Get rid of anything that is toxic or leads us away from Your truth. Empty us of our ego so that we can trust and depend on Christ alone. When there is nothing, God will always provide. Lord, help us to make “Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven” more than just a prayer. Turn it into the reality that we live so that all people can experience Your presence.