Jesus my Teacher,

guide me along your way,

and help me to piece together

the jigsaw of life in your kingdom.

When I make decisions,

lead me to the heart of the matter,

and when I face conflict,

do not let my own panic drown out 

the still, small voice of your wisdom.

Loving God,

you lead us by ways we do not know,

through joy and sorrow,

through victory and defeat,

beyond our understanding.

Give us faith to see your guiding hand

in all things;

that being neither lifted up

by seeming success,

nor cast down by seeming failure,

we may press forward wherever you lead.

Independent and United Church of Christ