O Lord, we doubt and we believe. Help us to hold both our doubt and our belief lightly so we may be astonished and overjoyed when we see you, wounded and whole, living in our world.
We doubt we will see peace: in Syria, in Ukraine, between Israelis and Palestinians, even sometimes within our own families. Yet you, O Lord, are the Prince of Peace. Help us to bring peace to our world.
We doubt we will see comfort: for the families of those who died in the Korean ferry disaster or for over 100 girls kidnapped from their school in Nigeria. Yet you, O Lord, are our comforter. Help us to bring comfort to our world.
We doubt we will see health: for those suffering from chronic illnesses, for those affected by malaria and other diseases, or for those who are malnourished. Yet you, O Lord, healed those who came to you. Help us to bring healing to our world.
Our Lord and our God: Help us to come to believe. May we be present when you appear among us and may we share the good news of your presence to the world, sharing your peace, comfort, and healing with everyone.