Father God, thank you creator of all things for allowing us to live into this moment in time. Thank you for allowing us to be part of the chain of persons who love you and your son our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for teaching us to know him both in the blessings and the joy that is set before us and in his sufferings which we share. Thank you Lord for our brothers and sisters who are in the Middle East are enduring for your message your and your name. Father we pray for patience and comfort.