Dear Heavenly Father,
We who gather here at Vandelia come confessing our brokenness. We are a stubborn people and we like children and sheep often go astray. Father, draw us ever closer to your heart. We must discover and rediscover your way; without You we wallow in guilt, pride, and despair. Steady our course with your faithfulness. Help us to see your holy way and increase in us the desire to follow where You lead. Remove all self-righteousness from our hearts. Expose our fake securities. You alone are trustworthy.
We as your people at this Church have witnessed your creation and we are amazed by your creativity, power, and design. We see seeds in the parched land receive your water, sprout, grow, blossom, and produce cotton, pecans, apples, tomatoes, sunflowers, squash, zucchini, and zinnias; we are delighted by your gifts. We bow down in humble thanksgiving for all You do for us. We know that You are God and we are your creation.
Father, show us how to glorify You in everything we do, in every relationship we have, and with all our possessions. Remind us that our bank accounts, our homes, our cars, our jobs, even our bodies are made possible only through You. May we use all we are and all we have to show your glory in this world. Help us to trust that even our brokenness can bring glory to You, just like the man’s blindness did long ago.
We pray this in Your Name, Jesus, Amen