Search me, God, and know my heart;  test me and know my anxious thoughts.’    

Psalm 139:23

Come to the Lord who…

knows each one of us intimately, familiar with all our ways

is ever-present, even in the darkest places of our lives

Thank you Father for …

  • guiding us, through your Word and through your Spirit
  • never leaving us but holding us fast
  • waiting patiently for us to return to you and your will for us, as individuals, as a community, as a nation and as the world

Forgive us when …

  • we don’t acknowledge your authority over the whole of creation
  • we don’t trust in your power over evil in our hearts or in the world
  • we push ourselves forward as a priority instead of considering others before ourselves

Grant,Lord …

  • a humble spirit and a willing heart for each of us in the pursuit of your Kingdom
  • encouragement for those who are disheartened and weary of these times,  especially our healthcare workers
  • wisdom and compassion for ourselves and for all the authorities in the    decisions they have to make in this pandemic

For we are confident, Lord, that you …

love us graciously with an unfailing love

can lead us away from earthly concerns to the way everlasting

In Jesus name we pray,
Amen