O God, the writer of Proverbs advises us to trust in you with all our heart, and not to lean on our own understanding. But we have lost the conviction and pioneering spirit of our fathers and mothers before us. We give up and take the safe paved path rather than blaze new trails of faith by trusting in your covenant promises of steadfast love that endures for ever. Give us confidence in you filled with courage and resiliency of heart, mind and will, we pray. Amen.
Submitted by Rev. Linda Whitworth-Reed, Grace Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, AR