Reflections

Lord,

as I look back,

memories surfacing,

thoughts, feelings,

people, places,

ghosts and wisps of the past,

reflecting my face,

who I was,

regrets, questions,

passing joys,

disappointments, pain,

gratitude,

faith, hope,

making me who I am today,

I ask you Spirit,

to illuminate my heart,

reflect on this past year,

and show me what you see.

Hold my hand,

and take me on a journey,

to see your silver thread,

weaving in and out throughout my memories,

so that I won’t miss you,

or miss what you are doing,

where you are leading.

Weave your vision in my heart,

along with faith, hope,

courage and love,

guide me into my tomorrow,

and let my footsteps fall

in step with your melody and rhythm,

so that when another year passes,

I’ll look in my reflection,

and see more of you,

and less of me.

Amen.

Faithful To Guide

Lord,

I trust you,

thank you for care, guidance, and protection,

thank you that I can come to you with every detail of my day.

I praise you for provision,

wisdom, counsel, connections, resources,

a supply I’m incapable of mustering on my own.

And I thank you that you know exactly what I need,

no more, no less,

in the exact time, place, and measure,

so that I can trust my moments

all I can and cannot control

into your perfect hands.

You are my Sheperd,

you lead me,

you walk with me,

you know me,

God of the universe,

you are my friend.

I’m blessed beyond measure,

and my life is secure,

knowing I am yours and yours always,

carried in your beautiful hands.

Amen.