Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27 

Lord Jesus, you greet and grace us every day your steadfast love, daily mercies, and impossible-doing greatness. Thank you, because we need all three.

Some of us come running to your throne of grace today, primed for a miracle.

Some of us are making our way quite slowly, life + shame weighing us down.

Some of us are stuck on the mercy-road, not sure we can risk hoping again.

Some of us are being carried by friends on the pallet of our paralysis (Mark 2).

Thank you for meeting us where we are, as we are. Thank you for always running towards us in the Gospel, Jesus. Thank you for always working in all things for our good, even when “good things” don’t seem readily apparent.

We bring you our empty pockets, aching bones, hurting hearts, dashed hopes, and our not-sure-where-to-turn selves. In the larger scheme of things, we know our hardest challenges are “light and momentary” (2 Cor. 4:17). Heaven is our home, and perfection is our forever.

It’s the “smaller scheme of things” that concerns us. For daily bread, wisdom from above, and open doors, we turn to you, Jesus. You do all things well and make all things beautiful, in your time. May your time be our time, this and every time. So very Amen we pray, Lord Jesus, in your loving and powerful name.