Too often, O God, the terrors of the world seem to overwhelm the promises of Your love. Too often, O God, the smallness of our talents, resources and opportunities dishearten and distract us and make us doubt the promises of Your love. Too often, O God, we do not even think of You, do not even listen for You, do not even look for You in the struggles and joys of our daily life. Open our hearts and minds and our daily activity to the persistence of Your promise, the power, the joy, the real presence of Your love. Amen.