September 21, 2020
Prayer for the Week: You are present, O God, to every beginning and every ending. Before our eyes open to glimpse a new day, you are there. After the day has concluded, and we have fallen asleep, you are there. Whether it is the delight of a birth or the sorrow of a death, you are there. The cycle, from birth to death to rebirth, is encompassed by your love. There is no movement within this pattern of life outside of your purview. The dramatic swing of emotional distress can leave us feeling uncertain whether you will remain. Our questions surface amidst insecurities brought on by grief and stress, yet there is no place to which you slip away and pause from being God, no hour in the day when you are no longer aware of where we are in the ebb and flow of life. You are there! You are always there! You are forever present to us. With gratitude in our hearts, we say, Amen!