You call us to love you with all our heart, all our mind, all our strength.
But there are so many obstacles.
Sometimes we just can’t see, even when your work is in plain sight.
Sometimes we don’t want to hear your word, because we are afraid it will change us.
Sometimes we can’t imagine another way, so we walk past your path.
We forget to look to you, and even when we look, our vision is clouded.
Clear the chaos within us, O God,
that we may focus on you.
We will seek you with our whole hearts.
Submitted by the Rev. Teri Peterson, Ridgefield Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church, Crystal Lake IL.