For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.How great are your works, Lord, how profound your thoughts! Psalm 92:4-5
The words of this Psalm have recently become a part of my prayers. As I go through each day, I continue to become more aware of the great works of God. Where have you noticed God's great works in the last couple of weeks?
This verse from Hebrews came to mind as I thought about the experiences over the past year.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. (Hebrews 12:1-2a)
I can think of many people that have brought me to this place in my faith journey.I am grateful for the cloud of witnesses that have challenged, shaped and brought growth to my faith and beliefs. I am reminded that each of us as a part of this community of faith makes the commitment at baptism to nurture our children and youth as they grow in their faith. May you find ways to share in this journey of faith with our children and youth.
I would invite you today to take a moment to lift up prayers to God for those that have been a part of your cloud of witnesses.
Prayer for Today
Creator God, Thank you for the gift of life and the ways you bring people into our lives to help challenge, shape and bring growth in our faith. Help us to be open to the ways you will call on us to use our gifts. In Christ's Name, Amen.