A prayer for sanctuary …

Lord in Heaven,

Each day we are faced with the trials of this world …

Each day we are confronted with desperation, sadness, fear, anger, emptiness …

Lord, when your people were in the desert, You did not abandon them … despite their ungrateful nature.

Lord, when your prophets feared for their lives, running from their own people, You did not abandon them … your love has no limits.

Lord, I pray this day for myself and my brothers and sisters in Christ that You can lighten our burden, even as we are chased through the wilderness …

I pray, Jesus Christ, that You remind even the most stalwart and hard working among us, that this battle before us … this battle of all time, since the beginning of time, might not be over tomorrow …

This battle may last generations …

The burdens? – might never go away …

This life? – has always been hard …

But Lord, because of your love, this LIFE is joy and beauty, and there is rest for the weary traveler in your arms.

Lord, You are the Eternal blessing and our Sanctuary.

AMEN