Were you there?

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”” Matthew 2:1-2

 

Dear Lord,

Were you there when I called to you in the night?

Were you there?

Were you there when the loneliness was crushing me?

Were you there?

Were you there when I cried out to you to save my family?

Were you there?

Were you there as our community fell apart, broken and lost?

Were you there?

Were you there as our world crumbles, fighting what seems an inevitable death?

Were you there?

Were you there to walk that mile in my shoes?

Lord, where were you?

 

Was I there when you called my name?

Was I there?

Was I there when you called on me to help my neighbour?

Was I there?

Was I there with forgiveness as my gift?

Was I there?

Was I there to stand up for those who have nothing and surrender my everything?

Was I there?

Was I there when you begged me help save your dying world?

Was I there?

Was I there to take up my cross and walk a mile in your shoes?

Father, was I present?

 

Father, forgive me for my doubt.

Guide me to where I need to be this new year.

Give me the strength to carry out your tasks.

Be my compass to the least.

Thank you for all that I have and be my companion through the ups and downs of life.

 

Amen

 

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