I've liturgist tomorrow. Part of my job is to do the morning prayer. While I have gotten much more comfortable with praying "on the spot" with no prep work, I'm writing this one ahead of time. This is what I have:
Our memories are short. You remind us time and time again that if we will place our trust in you, if we will listen for your word and obey you, that our lives will be built on a sure, solid foundation. But we forget. We trudge through the sand of disobedience, and we struggle to regain our footing on ground which is sinking.
Lead us Lord. Lead us to you. Forgive us when we forget. Remind us to place our faith in you.
There are those among our community today who are sick, who are hurting, who are lost. Wrap them in your care, make known to them your presence. Bring healing to all of us — heal our bodies, heal our spirits, heal our hearts and heal our minds. Make us complete, and give us firm ground upon which to stand.
We await your grace today. We ache for its transforming power. Light your fire in our lives, God. Change us so that we stop forgetting you. Change us so that our first thoughts turn to you instead of to all of the distractions in our lives.
Grant us that firm foundation, Lord, so that when we reach out to your children, our footing is secure, and we can share your love with all of those around us.
Remind us, God, to remember you. Remind us through the strength of your presence, through the love and comfort of those around us, and through the words of the prayer that your son has taught to us all….