We are afraid.
We read that your good word to us is “Fear not, for I am with you.”
We hear that you said “Don’t be afraid.”
We acknowledge that you said, through your servant John, “perfect love casts our fear.”
But we are afraid.
We are afraid of another job loss.
We are afraid of another conflict.
We are afraid of another act of terror.
We are afraid of those we call “different” from us.
So again this day and this week…especially this week
We bring our fears to You.
We surrender them to You.
We ask that You break their power over us.
We ask that You will help us not act on our fears but on our faith and confidence in You and in who You are.