Pastoral Prayer for May 22, 2022

(Please allow the words of this prayer to become your own personal words.)

Loving God,

There is nowhere I can go where you would not find me.

You took on the darkness of hell itself to rescue humanity

from brokenness and death.

Loving God, find me in my dark places today.

Find me when I am stuck, doing the same thing over and over,

even though I know it’s bad for me, hurtful to others,

and against your will.

Find me when I feel scared of life, fearful about my future,

overwhelmed with all I’m facing.

Find me when it feels like life is out of control.

You sustain me when all my resources are gone.

You are my strength when I have none.

You are the one who rescues me, again and again,

and sets me free.

Grant me courage to believe, and to go on.

Thank you that nothing I face today, nowhere I go,

no deed I’ve done can separate me from your love.


Independent and United Church of Christ