Sunday, April 23, 2017

Today We Pray

Dear Lord, I call to You and name You as eternal, ever-present, almighty, and boundless in love. In the daily round from sunrise to sunset and to sunrise again, remind me again and again of Your holy presence hovering near me and in me. Free me from shame and self-doubt in expressing my faith. 

Help me to see You in the fleeting moments of possibility and be filled with Your courage and Your word. Help me to love with both words and deeds, to reach out to others and meet their needs. Burden my heart for those lost in sin, with mercy and love that flows from within.

Support me all the day long of this troublous life, until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over and my work is done. Then of Thy mercy, grant me a safe lodging, and a holy rest and a peace at last. In Christ's name I pray.