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Accepting Change, Trusting in God

March 8, 2009

The race is not to the swift, or the battle to the strong, nor does the food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. Ecclesiastes 9:11

Lord, help us find hope in the midst of change.  Save us from despair as jobs are lost, talents and effort go unrewarded, and past knowledge is challenged.  Give us the courage to learn new ways and to try new paths.  Help us not to judge, but to reach out to one another with compassion and with a generous spirit. Help us to ask hard questions and learn from the past so we might become a wiser and better people.  Guide our leaders that they might be good stewards of the law and of the common good.  Let us know the comfort of your presence, and let your peace, which transcends all understanding, guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus, as we trust in you.

Amen