O God, ever and everywhere present…
Meet us in this moment.
Just as we are.
Each of us, in many ways, walking contradictions;
Broken and whole at the very same time;
Ordinary humans living lives tinged with the Holy.
And, just as we are we pray;
Pausing long enough to allow life as it is and the world as it is;
To come face to face with healing and hope and gratitude and grace.
We pray for all those who find themselves in need.
Those whom we know and love.
And, those who fall within the circle of Your concern and care.
And, knowing joy as well as sorrow, we say Thank you;
For all that and all whom sustain us each day.
For all this and more…
Our prayers, O God.