We live in volatile times, O God—things are volatile socially, economically, religiously, and politically.
In these volatile times we pray for three gifts, God.
First, we pray for the gift of peace. Please give us wholeness and soundness that we will not be threatened or otherwise negatively affected by the volatility all around us.
Second, we pray for the gift of passion. Please give us a genuine enthusiasm that grows out of a genuine faith that will lead us to counter the fire of our culture’s volatility with the backfire of genuine care and concern.
Third, we pray for the gift of steadiness. Please give us the desire and ability to move forward slowly but surely—step by step, day by day, moment by moment—in grace and love that we will experience and demonstrate your stability to those who are tottering.