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Topic: daily life
The phone rings. The baby cries.
The school child asks for answers.
The mail arrives. The bills appear.
The laundry piles. The cooking waits.
God of Providence, you are a God of mystery and surprises.
Thank you for the times unexpected gifts have come my way:
My faith is threadbare, worn almost to a whisper.
And yet I need You more than ever.
Can you stop the world for a moment? I need to be alone with you.
No more doing, just being. And feeling like that is enough.
Turn us toward one another to see the hurting humans we are.
Oh God, be present in our family. Make peace possible.
Show me clearly the path Providence
is unfolding for me today.
Grant me the courage to walk it,
fearlessly as you want me to.
Guide us — seller and buyer both —
through this change
with open and eager hearts.
You are the third partner in our marriage, enhancing our love for each other, strengthening us in times of trial, and supplying us with both anchor and wings, that we may remain steadfast and true while soaring far beyond where we could be alone.
Thank you for all the wonderful things
You have made:
The whole world, all the people
My home, my school, my friends, my pets.
I don’t even want to recount
what has happened
in my life this year.
I just want to be with the One
who already knows.
who knows me through and through
better than I know myself.
If I fail in speech,
I pray You will teach
me kind words to speak.
Be my guide.
Help me to be aware
Of all that lies before, behind and around me.
Are you in need of prayer?
You're not alone.
We'd like to pray for you.
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