by: Jake Partridge
Creator God, help us to work alongside other image bearers so that we might rule over the earth and subdue the chaos in it as you’ve called us to from the beginning of creation. Replace our mistrust in our leaders in our government and communities with a willingness to collaborate together. And in the moments our governments fail to come through as agents of your justice, help us to function as kingdom outposts. Let us not be surprised, but may our disappointment cause us to turn to you for deliverance. May we not point fingers at those around us, but may we hold ourselves to a higher standard of accountability. Help us in order that we might be your hands and feet and meet the needs of those around us. We desire to be faithful with what you’ve given us, and use whatever is in our hands for your kingdom purposes.