Dear, Holy, Father,
You have set before us a new day, filled with sunshine and hope. As I think about the events of the past week, my heart has been slightly on a roller coaster trekking uphill one day and crashing down the next. I know that you have purpose in all of it.
There are times when I simply don’t understand – my heart is troubled, broken, sad. There are days when I see your magnificent glory in every corner of my life. There is no hiding from you. You know me inside and out. You are aware of my weaknesses and my strengths and you have shown me how to make the best use of them. I still have so much to learn. Your wisdom is beyond my learning, but still I know that you love me and all of mankind. You don’t want us to suffer. You don’t want us to lose hope.
Strengthen me this day as you carry me through the tough times as well as the good. Support me through the shocks of life, the mysteries, the unknowns. Hold me tightly as I continue this journey you have mapped out for me. Be with those who are suffering – those who don’t know you yet – those broken and abused – those clinging to life.
My confidence is in you, Lord. I will be quiet and let you do your will.