Lord, you are our guiding light. But when your world grows dim, when tragedy strikes, we confess that we tend to retreat from faith. We may lose our way, our vision clouded by anger or gloom. We fall back to our former ways because we may not know any other way to respond. Help us in our confusion. By your Holy Spirit, gird us with your holy strength to hold fast to what you have always taught us. So that, as the world may seem to fall apart around us, we stand strong, one Church, Your People, faithfully facing the darkness together, lit from within by your wisdom and hope. ~silence~ Amen.
Submitted by Rev. Amy Pospichal, First Presbyterian Tucumcari, New Mexico