We will face battles this week. Let us take up the armor You provide. We will face people in need. Let Your Spirit fill us to overflowing, that we might be Your vessels. We will face our own failures. Let those send us running back to taste Your mercy on our lips. We will face things we can never understand. Let us trust in Your sovereignty. Let us know that where we are weak, You are strong. Let us know that where there is brokenness, Your glory will be displayed. Let us know that this is not the end.
Lord, open our hands - to give and to receive, to touch and to comfort.
Lord, open our hearts - to meet you, to love you, to meet others, to love others.
Lord, open our eyes - to see beauty, to see pain, to see You move in both.
Lord, we want to be open, even though it makes us vulnerable. We want to believe, even though the mystery of Your glory to to much for us to wrap our minds around. We want You, even if that doesn't mean the life we imagine.
Thy kingdom come, Father. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. We are your beloved. Thank you for being ours. Amen.