Lord Jesus,

You were and are the human face of God.

You know what it’s like to walk down a road.

You know what it’s like to be hungry.

To want things you can’t have.

To injure yourself, feel pain, and have to wait for healing.

To miss someone.

To suffer great loss, with nothing but time and prayer

to heal the ache.

You know what it’s like to see the world

as a child, as a teenager, as an adult.

Help me to remember this.

There’s nothing I’m going through that you don’t understand.

I don’t have any fears or hopes or pains that you can’t imagine.

You’ve been there, because you’ve been here, with us,

on this earth, in all its beauty and all its brokenness.

Thank you, Lord Christ, for dwelling among us then,

and living with us still.


Independent and United Church of Christ