O Lord, our God, you have called us to be your people and to bring honor and glory to your name. We confess today, that we have tried to figure things out on our own and have failed. We relied on our intellect and education and still insight alludes us. We counseled with friends who have wrestled with similar struggles to no avail. We sat with those who have specialized knowledge but new issues arise and the mystery deepens.
O Lord, Our God, we need your Holy Spirit to break into our lives afresh. Fill us with your truth and ”… grant us wisdom for the facing of this hour.” Give us renewed strength to deal with the multitude of issues we face in this world. Empower us with your power that meets our weakness with a power not our own. In Jesus name, lead us through the moments of this day anticipating the joy that will be ours when we experience your grace, Amen.