O God, we delight ourselves in lifting up our hearts in praise and thanksgiving for another day. We take refuge in you in these uncertain and baffling times. Rain, wind, floods, car bombs volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, wars and rumor of wars conspire to shake our confidence and faith. You are our true security. Strengthen us by your word read and proclaimed and by the decisions we make in your holy presence.
Deliver us from being so caught up in the trivia of life that we fail to see what new things you are doing or fail to engage in eternal enterprise. Amen