Dear, Holy, Father,
It seems strange to be coming to worship you virtually. Unfortunately this is the way of the world right now. When I think about our relationship, it really has nothing to do with the physical edifice of the church, but more so the connection I have with you through the love of your only Son, Jesus.
It took me a long time to realize that you are a God of mercy – that your love comes with no strings attached – that it’s all about you and that perfect love.
Sometimes it feels like this world is too much to handle. We become burdened with all the rhetoric flying around, during a political campaign. We wonder what we should believe and who we should trust. Everything lately seems to carry conditions. We must follow the mandates, wear masks, live with certain protocols and there seems to be no hope for the future. Yet I know that isn’t true.
You have this. You alone control the world, the climate, the storms, the plans you have for us here and in eternity. I should not be afraid. I should be confident in that hope, but it seems an unending test of our faith. Even that is controlled by you and your Holy Spirit.
I come to you this morning in humble supplication. Watch over my country. Remind me that my life in this world is just a time of grace before I come to you in your kingdom. You have already secured my place there. You will help me to overcome the fears of the unknown, because you are all knowing. I place my heart in your hands and ask that you watch over all of us and bless us with the confidence that in the end you have already won the victory. Amen!