For a note about this weekly prayer tradition, see last week’s post.
Good Morning, God.
Please meet me where I’m at today. Come and fill this room, wrap my heart – whatever its state – in your hands, reminding me you are here, reminding me I am loved. I thank you, God, that I don’t need to be perfect. Your grace is deeper, your love stronger, your forgiveness broader than I understand.
I am humbled today by my need for you. Untangle my confusion. Shine your light on my secrets. Send down the soft rains of cleansing and the strong rains of refinement on my soul’s ground. Please prepare me for this weekend ahead, whatever it brings. You’ve given me the Spirit to face it.
I thank you, God, that I can hand over all my worries and joys, knowing you care even more deeply than I do. Please make me an instrument of your love today, God. Make me a reflection of my Creator in what I say, in how I act, and in the focus of my thoughts.
In the strong name of Jesus, the One who goes with me, I pray. Amen.