Eternal God, ruler of all creation, each day seems to bring more bad news than good. We hear about floods, bombs, murders, disunity, pestilence, and anguish. In spite of bad news, we continue to in spite of bad news we continue to look to You, our help in ages past and our hope for years to come. Lord, today we pray for the many around our nation and world who are suffering from the effects of poverty, experiencing incessant hunger. We pray also for those who don’t have access to quality education and for the tens of thousands fleeing deplorable and dangerous conditions in their countries. Sovereign God, intervene and help the hurting in our Nation and world by providing our lawmakers with the wisdom and courage to be instruments of Your glory. We pray in Your great Name. Amen.