Two small red leaves from a maple seedling

Holy One,

You hide us in the Shelter of your wings. You give us courage to face the feelings of doubt, the enemies of our self-worth.

Give us hearts that warm to your Voice first above all others. Confirm your Calling on our lives before the opinions of the world sway us. There are many who need our hearts of compassion, our presence of faithful love, our joy in service.

Focus our minds on you, Holy One, and for the Promise of Peace that surpasses all understanding and circumstances. Make us beacons of your Spirit, flames of love for all who wander and worry.

Blessed be –

Amen.


Rev. Deborah Vaughn, BCC is a chaplain endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists. She lives with her family in Maryland and presently serves as a hospice chaplain and in pulpit supply. She remains a die-hard Ohio State fan. You can find more of her writing at An Unfinished Symphony


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