God of protection, we know the love that you have for each of us. We pray today that we keep an open heart and mind and hear you when you are calling us. Times have been uncertain and difficult all over the world Lord. In our community these days are even tougher as we reflect on the many trials and difficulties in recent years.
Ecclesiastes tells us that for everything there is a season, “A time for every purpose under heaven.” Five years later – our community has experienced so much. Help each of us hear your call Lord. Through all of these times. “A time to break down, And a time to build up…”
Blessed Father today as we consider the time, as we reflect on all that has occurred, let us never lose sight of your love for us. “A time to weep, And a time to laugh;”
We thank you that there is no human experience that we might walk through where your love cannot reach us. There is no time that thy rod and thy staff would not comfort us.
“A time to heal;”
Lord, we know that responding to your call is not easy for many. It takes great courage and tremendous faith. We pray that all those who cannot trust in you will see that for everything there is a time. And, that out of sorrow, comes gladness, out of darkness comes light.
“A time to mourn, And a time to dance:”
Your goodness and mercy surrounds us. Let us place our trust in you, God, and give thanks to you for your love and protection. As children of God, we shall not fear. May we look through the difficult times to see the many blessings and – take the time to appreciate them.