God of our journey – you travel with us towards a destination beyond our imagining. Your Presence with us nurtures hope within us and banishes our fears. We sometimes long for short-cuts but you take us by a long and winding road, guiding our footsteps and clouding the far horizon from our weary eyes, leading us through the darkness of despair and doubt by the fire of your spirit that warms our flickering faith into the will to journey on together. You teach us that the Promised Land is not some distant country of which we can only dream, but the familiar wilderness of every day. The Promise is that wherever we are, you are too. God of our journey, THAT is enough!
Creator God, as the days lengthen and the sun lingers longer in our eyes, we try to understand a little more clearly what you are like, although, much of the time, we don’t understand many things about ourselves and what makes us the kind of people we are. May none of the mistakes we have made when looking for you in the past, get in the way of finding you now.
You know how small and bewildered and unchangeable our minds can be, because you made us, and made us AS WE ARE.
Help us to open our minds and open our ears and open our eyes because of what and who YOU ARE. Amen.