Lord of Heaven,
All around there are voices crying out for your mercy. Help us to hear.
In every location there are hearts beating a broken rhythm of pain. Open our ears.
Every neighbor shouts their loneliness. Help us to hear.
Family members hide secrets behind words of shame. Open our ears.
The world is filled with so many who desire someone to hold their hand, look them in the eye, and listen without distraction.
May we be that person for someone today.
Open our ears, we pray.