A Sunday Prayer – December 27, 2015

Lord, it’s that time of the year when we find ourselves looking both backward and forward at the same time.

We are reflecting on what’s happened this past year – the good, the bad, the grace-filled moments and the pain. And we keep coming back to the fact that You were always there – loving, prodding, healing, shaping and helping us grow in Your grace.

We also are anticipating what the coming year will hold – new hopes, God-sized dreams, difficult challenges and all kinds of possibilities. And we are praying that You will continue to be there every moment – loving, prodding, healing, shaping and helping us grow.

As we look both back and ahead, we realize just how much we want a deeper relationship with You than we’ve ever had before. We want to know Your love – more. Be filled with Your love – more. And have Your love shape how we live – more. Not just in ‘religious’ moments, but in every moment.  

We know, Lord, we are a work in progress. So be patient. Keep Your grace coming. And know this. We are ready to go all in. Amen.