Spirit of the living God, hear us this evening. Hear the frightened, hear the insecure, hear the confused and bothered, hear those who are looking for direction in their lives. Hear those who are not sure of their worth, hear those who are so sure of themselves that they do not believe they need You! Hear the frustration of those who share words of warning and wisdom to us who cannot yet see what they see. Hear the spirits of those who cannot pray; hear the words of anger and pain of those who feel they have been wronged. Hear the words in the silence of those who mourn; hear the pleas of those who do not believe or who have stopped believing that You are near. Spirit of the living God, hear us this evening.