Pastoral Prayer for November 28, 2021
(Please allow the words of this prayer to become your own personal words.)
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 Jesus, for dwelling among us then,
and living with us still.