God of grace and God of glory, your goodness, and your care for us are bigger than anything we can understand. Your unending and unfailing love knows no bounds. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed, we have doubts, and fears, and become frozen in fear.
We know we don’t go this alone – you are with us, guiding, encouraging, preparing, leading, and loving. We’re so grateful for friends who mentor us in the faith who inspire us, and pastors who guide and encourage us. We thank you for the people who walk alongside us, encouraging us, sustaining us, and holding us accountable to you and to each other.
Our discipleship journey is filled with twists and turns, with peaks and valleys, but you are there with us every step of the way. Your presence is such a comfort to us that we often take you for granted. We ask your forgiveness, sometimes we need to be reminded that You are the source of our strength and that You provide the gifts of love and grace for us to share. Give us a passion to share our story, to tell others how we have experienced God’s love and mercy and grace and what a difference it is making in our daily lives. We love you, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Written by John Hall, NC Conference Lay Leader. Used with permission.