God of welcome and hospitality, many of our neighbors have never heard the powerful message of your love, acceptance, and welcome. But you have called us to be your witnesses to the ends of the earth. Empower us as your people to trust the Holy Spirit who pushes us out into new places and spaces in order to reach out to new people to listen to them and welcome them in Jesus’ name. Bless our local missionaries Pastor Melissa and the ministry of Tapestry, Pastor Marissa, and the ministry of Tree of Life and Pastor Mike and the ministry of Intertwine as they knock on doors, listen to stories and share your gracious love with new people throughout the Minneapolis Area. Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.