Prayer for May 3: Please pray with me. God of change, today we lift up your church. You are a God of hope, yet so many want to live in a world of hopelessness. Where is the Gospel in that? Instead, you call on us to experience death and resurrection – that things will change. This includes the church too. You call on us to experience transformation. This includes the church also. Open us to experience these things – for the sake of the spread of the Gospel. Amen.