Beauty From Ashes

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Lord of my soul,

you are trustworthy and true,

gentle and glorious,

happy and compassionate,

powerful and merciful,

you cherish the broken pieces I offer you,

and turn ashes from dark memories and grief

into blossoms of life and beauty.

I love your Spirit,

creative, nurturing, and wise,

guiding my healing, my path, my steps

to redemption, restoration, and fullness of life.

Your spirit of prayer stirring the body of Messiah around me,

buoys me up in swells and move me forward.

I am not alone,

but surrounded by love,

a great cloud of witnesses

cheering me on,

encouraging my heart

to run the race until I come home

into your waiting arms.

Let me be faithful to the end O Lord,

trusting in your marvelous, wonderful salvation,

and all that you’ve done for me.

Amen.