with You in mind

Our God,

We pray
with particular people in mind—
particular circumstances,

but with You in mind as well—

with some sense
of Your desire for all people
in all circumstances,
a wholeness of being,
health and healing—
with some sense
of Your consistent wish for grace, for beauty, and joy—
of Your persistent longing for peace—
Your insistent yearning for justice.

We know, as well,
that Your desire, Your wish,
Your longing, Your yearning
comprise Your commitment—Your working—
Your present ongoing creating—
Your leaning into love.

We are grateful.
And we pray that we might
be some part of that committed working
present creating love
leaning into Jesus’ name,

amen.

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