Father God –
Lord, we find you here in the morning. We find you when we seek you. You promised us that – that when we seek you with all our heart, there you will be. You made us that way – you made us to know you, to love you, and to rejoice before you. You are a God that delights in being found and bringing rest to restless hearts.
… because we have them, Lord; we have hearts that run circles around worries for the day. We have anxious thoughts about our place in things, our relationships, our mistakes, our lingering regrets, our foolish rebellions. We have minds that crawl with fears for ourself, or others, or the future.
We need your nearness, Lord – we need the blazing beauty of your presence to come to us, to stand us on our feet, and to lift our eyes. We need the nearness of your perfect love that casts out all fear, that calms anxiety, that banishes worry.
Meet us today, Jesus, in all your radiant glory. Melt our hearts at your grace to us your cross, but which God has reconciled all things. Make our hearts sing with the shining beauty of your love. And may every word, every thought, every action be to the praise of your glory.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.