God, so often we do not know what to do. We feel caught between the options, uncertain of where you are leading. In our anxiety, we turn on each other, relying on sarcasm and mocking to bolster our pride. In our frustration, we ask all the wrong questions while never listening for an answer. In our fear, we sacrifice you on the altar of our own security and desire. Forgive us, O God.
One: We stand at the threshold of your kingdom, Lord.
All: Open wide the door of life, and give us courage to walk through.
Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL