Eternal and Holy God, we are tempted away from you when we trust our own direction more than your invitation to life, love and the wellbeing of all.
We get distracted by the shiny things of this world, instead of the needs of our neighbours. Our faith wavers when we suffer hardship, fear, or loss.
Inspire us with the faithfulness of all your saints in light. By your Spirit, strengthen our trust and faith in you so that we might be freed to love and praise you and serve the world you love. In the name of Jesus, we pray.
Many thanks to Rev. Annemarie MacIntosh (Abundant Life Lutheran Church, East St. Paul, MB) for contributing this week’s prayer.