Merciful God, I praise you for all this day holds. I see the sunrise peeking through the clouds and I’m grateful for colors that paint the sky. I hear you in the call of the birds as I pass by them before daybreak. I feel you in the rain as it gently falls and cleanses the leaves of each tree and bush.

I want to find you in all the places that you offer glimpses of your presence. I cannot imagine a place I could go without you. I am comforted to know that your promise to be with me always is true. I am with you as you are with me and my heart is glad.

Be in my waking and my sleeping. Be in my first thought and in my last. Be in my working and in my playing. Be in my actions and in my words. Be in me…and carry me to the places you need me to be.

My true desire is to be all you want me to be. I pray this in the name of Jesus, our Christ. Amen.

-Pastor Maria Campbell