Loving God remind us to be truly grateful of these gifts that You bestow upon us. Guide us with your steadfast love.
We thank you for us, Your Beloved, and for the many stories we share about your grace.
Remind us to value all of your people and their stories with the many ways we call ourselves as Beloved children of God.
We are wondering why we are here;
Wondering what we are supposed to do,
and wondering if we are where we should be;
Yet, we sometimes forget about the garden where we are.
It is a garden that needs tending and some love from us.
It has some weeds,
dirty air, ugly water, dusty rocks,
and some things we haven’t identified yet.
Also, there are some patches that really show the beauty of Your work.
In that whole garden, Your grace that is revealed (each part.)
You have given to us a garden that is full of opportunities, in the midst of our wonders.
If we let go of what we cling,
If we let go of what we think we want to say,
if we look at what God has given to us in this garden,
and if we just listen with open heart;
We may experience the authentic,
The Spirit, the Christ here on Earth still speaking to us.