Thoughts from Peter
God of mercy, receive us in full surrender. We admit that it has been too long since we have fully embraced your power and goodness. It has been too long since we have eased our pursuit of control.
Grant us faith to trust your nearness, God, and to rely on you alone for our strength, comfort and clarity. Under the Lordship of Jesus, you forgive sin and make us new. Thank you, re-creating God, for holding us close in redemption and then commissioning us out into the world as ambassadors of your lovingkindness. May our surrender make us ever more aware of your very near presence.
We offer this prayer in the matchless name of Jesus, Amen.