Prayer for August 6-12, 2017
Sermon Text: Genesis 32:22-31
That our wrestling in darkness will heal our fears and enable more complete trust in You
God of all, be our peace!
When we wrestle in the darkness--wrestle our fears, ourselves, or You--bring us to our true selves.
Wound us, if You must, to heal us. Demolish our fears. Transform our deceitful ways. Teach us trust.
Enable us to see your glory even in the ambiguous struggle through which we clutch at something we cannot name and are held by a strength that we cannot escape.
Help us not to give up hope in the midst of struggle. Help us to persevere until we are able to name our relationship with You in a new way, even as You name us as your own.
Enable us to move forward, then, confident of your enduring promises and your unfailing Presence. Amen.