In the womb,
You were shaping and moulding,
You were whispering Your hopes and ambitions
of all creation might be
and our place within the masterpiece.
Instilling within each one of us
to be treasured as the part that makes us who we are,
and to be revealed
as age and wisdom
drew from within
in the artwork of life.
In growing and learning,
we have been encouraged to seek You out,
that we may hear Your voice
and Your plans for us.
Encouraged by others around us
and by the impetus of the Spirit of Creation
we have found the living presence of Jesus
revealed in Scripture
and actioned in human life.
Each of our days offers new ways
in which the presence of Christ may be revealed
in our activity,
alone and with others.
When we are tired and awkward,
being unique and part of Your creation,
Wisdom of heaven,
becomes a burden we are not always willing to wear.
Standing on the precipice
of the our own feelings
and those around us,
our actions and words betray our selfish desire
to care for ourselves and those closest to us
over those we may not know,
and those we do that test our patience.
So we bring bewildered prayers
to ask that we might try again
to follow You.
Rock and refuge,
From Your forgiveness
we find the trust
that invites us to be all You have made us to be,
and to reveal Christ in every part of our lives.