Here we are preachers, in the busiest time of the church year. We have multiple liturgies to plan, extra bulletins to produce, and myriad details to keep track of; meanwhile ‘regular’ life continues with calls, visit, and even funerals to take care of, and let’s not forget maintaining some semblance of normality on the home front. Hopefully we’ve all eaten our Wheaties, have our running shoes on, and are reading for the long haul.
Dear Lord, help us to live this week quietly, easily;
To lean upon your strength restfully, trustfully;
To wait for the unfolding of your will patiently, serenely;
To meet others peacefully, joyously and lovingly;
To face tomorrow courageously, confidently,
and in the knowledge that you will be with us.