A prayer for the lost …

Jesus …

I was lost in the darkness, and I called out, and you were there.

I was afraid, ignorant, without a map or a compass or a candle in the night, and you were there …

Lord …

We have wandered and struggled in this life, and we have felt disconnected and afraid,

many of us wander our whole life in darkness …

an unrelenting darkness haunts many of us, without relief …

this time, this crisis, this curse that has befallen our friends and neighbors?

it seems as if it will never end, that the curse will never be lifted.

But we are not lost.

We are not without hope.

For those we love, for the sick, for the elderly, for the orphan and the widow and widower, there is always hope and love in Christ …

For the sinners, those that are struggling with faith, there is hope in Christ.

Dear Lord, I know that we have closed our hearts to you, many of us have …

Lord, I know that your kingdom is always open, your door is always there,

nothing can lock down your love for us,

and for those of us that are lost?

Your eternal flame is visible,

as a strong old lighthouse beacon,

helping us along our way,

guiding us back home to you,

so in your name we pray for the lost,

we pray that you keep us close,

In the name of Jesus Christ,

AMEN