Come back to us, LORD!
Have some compassion for your servants!
JOHN 14:3 (CEB)
I will return and take you to be with me so that where I am you will be too.
We long to be fully in the presence of the Lord.
What keeps us from experiencing God's presence in our lives? Is it because he chooses to distance himself at times or is it something we've done or failed to do?
Merciful God, you graciously respond when we need you. I admit that even when you fully reveal your presence I still wander away because I'm somewhat clueless. Give me the faith to notice that you are present and to accept what you're up to, even when I lack some information. For me, it is enough to be with you. Amen.
Our Father in Heaven,
we hold your name in the highest regard.
Please come and establish your reign here on earth
so that everything that happens here will align
with what is happening in heaven.
and we’ll forgive those who have wronged us.
Shield us from the trials and temptations that come our way.
Lastly, we pray that you would protect us from all forms of evil. Amen!