in the face of what is

Our God,
in the face of what is,
may we be found always true
to who You are.

In the face of all that is
hard and horrible, terrifying and tragic,
may we not lose our hope.

In the face of the absurd and ridiculous—
the inverted priorities of our culture,
may we not lose our faith.

In the face of immense suffering,
injustice and the abuse of power,
may we not lose our love.

In the face of what is,
as it affects us personally
and those around us and around the world,
may we be found always true
to who You are—
that our lives might stand face to face with what is
as witnesses to another way—
witnesses to Your way
in Jesus’ name,
amen.

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