God of amazing love and unexpected grace,
Open our eyes that we may see you
especially in those times when we feel abandoned by you;
Forgive us that we so easily allow circumstance to blind us
to your presence.
Touch our lives that we may know you
especially in those times when we feel unable to cope;
Forgive us that we too frequently mistrust your power.
Fill our hearts that we may become like you
especially when your message needs to be heard;
Forgive us that we forget who we are:
children of God with your Spirit in us.