Faithful and steadfast God, How grateful we are for your memory. You always remember us: in our busy forgetfulness in our absentmindedness when we don't remember and when our memory becomes unreliable Always and everywhere, You remember us. Thank you for your presence in the empty moments in the depths of grief when confusion envelops us when we feel broken beyond repair In every minute of every day, You are present. Hear our gratitude for this day for the blessings it holds (those we notice and those we don't) for the joy-filled recognition of you for tears shed on behalf of another for shared laughter for the sound of rain for the warmth of the sun We are grateful for the gift of Creation. Holy One, you wait for us in every moment of every day you wait for us to recognize you in ourselves in our neighbors in Creation and to know we are yours we are beloved. You wait. You remember. Even when we forget. Hear our gratitude for your remembering for your love for every thing. Amen.
Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe is an author and the pastor of Living Table United Church of Christ in Minneapolis, MN. You can find links to her blog, video series, and books at Beachtheology.com.
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