We come before you, Lord, in the midst of a long season.
It seems unending, like we may never find our way out.
We don’t know what to do with the monotony, the rising stress, the same questions that we’ve been asking for what feels like forever.
We echo the Psalmist in his cry: How long, O Lord?
Caught in the same space, the same struggle, the same waiting—we wonder if You are paying attention or if You have forgotten us.
Help us rely on Your character, trusting in who we have seen You to be in our lives.
May we be people of steady faithfulness.
Help us demonstrate “long obedience in the same direction.”
We know from experience that no season lasts forever. Comfort us as we wait for the change, the turning of leaves and opening of doors.
Jesus, grant us the ability to remember Your nature, trust in Your timing, and hold hope for what is to come.
May we rest in the fact that You are who You say You are.
Holy Spirit, in these seasons of waiting or darkness we often experience the deepest transformation. Keep us open to what You might be doing in our hearts and minds.
May we accept the invitation to become more like Christ.
Father, You are a God who promises His presence, who vows to restore what has been broken or stolen.
As we wait for the coming redemption and restoration, turn our hearts towards You.
Teach us what it means to be patient.
You have been God since before the world began, and exist outside of our understanding of time, and yet we often think we know best.
Forgive us for our impatience and our pride.
We eagerly await the coming changes, believing that You are always leading us towards goodness and dependence on You.
May we place our hope in You, anticipating the fulfillment of Your holy plans.
We offer our longings and desires to You, laying them in Your trustworthy hands.
May we surrender all things to You, the Everlasting God.