Keep Our Hearts Steady; Our Minds Upon You

O God, we gather together mindful of your always presence

The trees, the breeze, the sunshine, and even the passing cars remind us that all people are created in your image. We are here to re-member, to re-connect with you and with one another.

[moment of silence]

Seeking to be fully present in this time, we acknowledge that we bring our worries, our grief, depression, anxieties, and busy minds with us. We are still in the world even as we reach out to you, your word, and tremendous mystery. 

[moment of silence]

We ask for your special awareness of

[insert petitions]

Keep our hearts steady. Focus our minds upon you and your ways this morning.

In confidence that you are with us now and always. Amen.

Tim is a former early childhood educator, a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, father of two adult children, their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Tim has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

Posted in Old Testament, Pastoral Prayer, Prayers, Psalm 119, Psalms

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