O Father, we lift our lives to You. The journey of life can be so difficult, so harsh! You know this – You created us. You have heard our many cries. Your Son even dwelt among us.
But Lord, have mercy on us. Even though life is so hard, we mistakenly trust our own abilities and strength. Even though life is so complex, we foolishly trust our own wisdom. We have done this again and again. Forgive us!
Help us to forsake our own wisdom, and to depend on Your word. Help us to forsake our own strength, and to find power in Your Spirit.
Help us to forsake our proud independence, and to choose to journey with You and Your people. We need Your grace and power. We ask all this in Jesus’ name, amen.