God, when I close my eyes to this world
may your presence nudge me awake.
When I am weary and ready to quit,
your passion for this world energize me.
When I am hopeless, your gaze raise me up.
When I am afraid, your love enfold me.
When I am angry and want to blame,
your kindness sweep me off my feet.
When I am bitter and ready to fight,
your forgiveness quiet me.
When I find myself in a land of sorrow,
your presence accompany me.
When I am broken and I despair,
your delight make me whole.
God of grace, as you send me into this world
may your hope live in me, your love, your joy.
November 22, 2019