We do our best to pray, O God.
Not just with the words we say;
But also with our hearts and our lives.
Refusing to turn away from that inherent tension that is so much a part of life and love. The tension…
Between promise and pain;
Between hope and heart break;
Between celebration and sorrow.
And so, we open our hearts and our lives to all who stand within in the circle of Your care. In other words, we do our best to open our hearts and our lives to all. We pray first for all those who find themselves in need this day. For those whom we know and for those beyond our knowing, but who live within the circle of Your eternal care and keeping.
And, in our best moments we know this, O God.
Our first and best prayer is always Thank you which we admit we sometimes too easily forget in the push and pull of life as it is. So, this morning Thank you. Thank you for the reminders of gratitude and grace that daily brush up against our lives. For life and love, and for this day that was not promised to us which is so full of promise. And, in this moment which we have right now, we add our gratitude and our joy and our thanks for all that and more.
Please, O God…
And Thank you.
Our prayers this morning.