In all of the moments we have ever known, O God;
And in this moment…now;
You are present.
In our joy and our sorrow;
In our successes and our failures.
When we are at our best;
And when we are not
You are there.
So, we come to this moment just as we are;
Whether filled to the brim or almost empty;
Broken or whole or somewhere in between;
We come to this moment to pray.
To open ourselves to that Something More
That we know and long for and send outwards towards one another.
We pray for those who we know and name.
For those closest to us whose life is wrapped up with ours.
We pray, too, for those whose names we don’t know, but who we do know also live within the orbit of Your love and care, O God. And we pray, too, for ourselves that we might continue to turn towards hope and faithfulness and gratitude and grace.
May it be so, O God.
May it be so.