Father God, we thank You for bringing us to a place of surrender. Sometimes You ask us to go in what seems like the opposite direction of Your promises. May we seek You through it all. Keep us sensitive to Your leading as we lead those whom You place in our care. Help us to be obedient and do whatever You ask of us.
Lord Jesus, You have already gone ahead of us to show us how and where we need to follow in your footsteps. Keep us from getting lost or sidetracked along the way. No place of plenty is worth it, if Your presence doesn’t go ahead of us and with us.
Holy Spirit, so many of us are grieving because we wait for heavenly reunions and so many of us wait patiently for earthly reunions even now. Comfort us as we hold onto You and make us sources of comfort to those You place in our path. We know that Your timing is perfect because You are always on time.
Father God, we thank You for new beginnings in this age and in the ages yet to come. The fulfillment of Your promises to us sometimes takes a very different turn from what we imagine it might be. May we trust and praise You even when circumstances play out in ways we never anticipated. Remind us that You know all things and You know what’s best for us.
Lord Jesus, some of us are waiting wearily on hopes and dreams that we dare not voice to anyone. They seem completely impossible. Remind us in those moments that nothing is impossible for You. We tend to lose hope because the odds often seem to be stacked against us. If You started a good work in us, You are faithful to complete it. May all our hope be in You alone.
Father, Son, and Spirit, sometimes Your calling on our life makes us seem like an abomination to the world. May we rejoice knowing that even this is for our good because it gives us space to grow, strengthens us, and draws us closer to You. You are the Good Shepherd who gently leads us to green pastures and still waters even when desolation surrounds us. In Your presence, we not only survive, but we thrive for Your kingdom and Your glory alone. -Amen!