My prayer today and basically every single day. But in light of the news from Vegas, this prayer seems a bit more urgent today. Please join me in asking God to give more and more people the heart represented in this prayer. Our world is SCREAMING in pain and fear and insecurity. The anger and division and defensiveness is actually a CRY for help. Will we see beyond the obvious thin-sliced assessments and perceive how deep the hurts and fears and insecurities and lostness really goes? Will we find a way to care and love that extends beyond the small realm of our own comforts? Will we reach and stretch to the place where people are actually living within the daily realities of their lives? This is our day. This is our time. This is our moment. Will we step up with compassion, empathy, and self-sacrificing love that can actually change the trajectory of people's lives? Lord Jesus, have mercy on us and save us from our own selfishness and destructiveness.