Thursday, March 23 — Psalm 38:1–8
Nehemiah 13:15–31; Romans 7:21–8:8
Then the nations that are left all around you shall know that I, the Lord, have rebuilt the ruined places, and replanted that which was desolate. Ezekiel 36:36
Simeon prayed: My eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel. Luke 2:30–32
We pray for the nations of the world today, especially those torn by strife. We ask you, Lover of all humanity, to raise up leaders who will guide their nations to peace and justice. Amen.