Gracious and Loving God

prayer for our week

All gracious and loving God,

Why are you sometimes so hard to find? What is it that keeps us from knowing the joy of your Presence?

We spend so much of our lives lost in the search, wearied by the struggle. How hard it is to simply stop and realize the immediacy of your Spirit!

Our needs may indeed be great. So many face real problems – uncertain health, food and job insecurity, and broken relationships.

Loneliness and isolation.

The world can be so cold and unloving. Help us to set just a small portion of our day apart to simply sit in your Loving Presence, fully known, fully accepted, and fully embraced. Amen.

Devotional by Intern Tom Kircher