You meet us in the wilderness, LORD; you bring light in the darkness, and illuminate your path for us. Your promise remains to answer our call to you. We see your light break on the horizon to show us your new way, replacing our cries with songs of praise.
Loving Divine Family,
You call us together in your sacred prayer space. We feel you draw near to us. You tell us stories of your plan for us. You encourage and reassure us. We encounter feelings of fear for ourselves and for our loved ones, but you remind us that you have chosen us and that you will always be with us and our loved ones.
Jehovah Jireh, our Provider, all we have is because of you. We come into this world with nothing, and we leave this world with nothing. We fool ourselves thinking our wealth, status, and identity are because of our own work. Thank you, we are your beloved gifts. May we hear the call to return to you to maintain love and justice and to follow you. May we remember that what we have is because of you. May we hold tight to you, instead of our possessions, status, and identity. Your joy is our strength.
We enter your sacred prayer space, seeking your light. You have told us of your love for us; our ancestors and descendants live in the embrace of your love. But your promise to sustain us throughout the ages also comes with stories that break our hearts. We feel the dreadful darkness of fear for ourselves and for future generations. You did not promise us an easy path, but that you will always walk with us. We lose our loved ones, parents and children, young and old. You give and take away all things in your timing, but always draw all things to your embrace. Hold us close, and help us to remember the stories of your mercy and love.
All-knowing, All-seeing God, you are here with us, waiting for us, as we draw close to you. You speak words of loving kindness, warning us of what is at our threshold and what we are using as guards at the doorway to our inner beings. Today, we choose you as our guard, you who protects us, gives us life, and gives us the best of the best. We remove the imposter guards who seek to destroy us. Praise to you, our Provider, our Protector.