Some dear friends of ours are dealing with family tragedy. I am begging for prayers for them today.
Heavenly Father, you're close to people whose hearts are breaking, those who are
discouraged and have given up hope. May You who see their troubles and
grief respond when they cry out. When they're hurting,
help them find their joy in You, for Your joy will be their
strength. Help them to trust You as their God of hope. Fill them with
Your joy, peace, and hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.