Loving Father, as we begin this day, stir our hearts to think of how we can serve you as we help those who are lonely, with a phone call, a letter, or some other means of communication. We pray for our nation and its leaders, that they may follow your will in all of their leadership decisions and actions for the sake of your people. May we not forget those who are in need, those who suffer, and those who grieve. Pour out your spirit on us that our faith in you may grow stronger with each passing day. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.