Merciful God, awaken my soul as another week begins! Grant me a williness to live in covenant with you even while the surprises of the day unfolds. Lift me to dance and sing your praises today so that all who see me will see the joy you bring to my life. Empower me to dance with a joy that sends darkness running and suffering into submission.
Grant me a seeking heart so that among all the options, I may still seek you in everyone, in everyplace and in everything. In Jesus name, Amen.
C. Neil Strait