as we shelter ourselves on retreat from the world around us,
from all the things that we do to each other… Intentionally or not.
Surround us with your love,
So we can be the people you created us to be,
called to dedicate our lives to your mission in this world,
so we can speak the truth in all situations,
so we can share your love with all those we meet.
I seek your comfort and support,
I seek your overflowing spirit of joy.
Give me a place to lay my head when things are too much for me,
in those times when I feel out of my depth,
lead me to a place where I can lean on you,
A place where I can see and follow the path you lay before me knowing you are there with me,
to help me up when I fall,
to inspire and drive me forward,
to guide this “work in progress” from now to eternity.