Creator, Almighty One,
May today there be peace within each of us.
May we trust that You are have called us to be here and that this is where we are meant to be.
May You help us to remember the infinite possibilities that are born of faith, not only in You, but in ourselves and those around us.
May we, even in our brokenness, use the gifts that You have given us, and pass on the hope and love that we find in Your presence.
May You teach us to be content with ourselves just the way we are and to recognize You in everyone we meet and in all creation.
Lord, let the wisdom and grace You provide settle into our bones, and allow our souls the freedom to sing, dance, praise, hope and love even when our bodies ache.
Grant us the grace and understanding to share our gifts with others in whatever way possible so that Your presence on earth is known.
We ask this in Your name. Amen
Reprinted with permission from Rev. Karen Clark, HopeKeepers Leader at First-Plymouth in Lincoln, NE