Heavenly Parent, Creator of the Universe, Giver of Life & Purpose,
I meditate on your goodness for all humankind even when we neglect to give you praise. You see each and everyone of us where we are. You know us as dearly loved children. I’m reminded of Hagar in Genesis 16:13 when she called you El Roi, “The God who sees” or the numerous epitaphs of unknown dead soldiers that says, “Known unto God”. You know us. You know us better than anyone or even we know ourselves. Even the unnamed have a secure place in your heart and you love no less. You captivate our hearts, you direct our steps, strengthen our legs in the midst of adversity, cover us during a pandemic, heal our wounds from every vicious word hurled towards us, provide a way to keep going when we are tired, weak, or just flat out done with life’s hardships.
After living through this last year, I am convinced more than ever that we are not here void of purpose. I pray that the obligations of this life do not distract us from loving our neighbors and telling them of love for them. Your presence is real, your grace is generous & your love is plentiful. I ask that we see the world with your eyes and possess these qualities in abundance. Whenever we encounter strangers we meet on the elevator, at the coffee shop, in a zoom call, no matter if they’re experiencing tragedy or triumph, we must make them aware they are known to God. That there’s a blessing in being seen by the Almighty.
In the quality of El Roi I pray, Amen
PRAYER SUBMITTED BY:
SOLÉIL MCCANTS (she/her)
Board member, Love MCC, Las Vegas, Nevada.