Red Christmas gift box and baubles on background of defocused golden lights.
Red Christmas gift box and baubles on background of defocused golden lights.

Gracious God, thank you for creating me in your image. Grant me the courage to explore what it means to be a child of God. Encourage me in all things, that I might seek your will and know your love. Give me a deeper understanding of you.

Encourage me to follow your teachings. To take joy in where you have called me in life and to continually listen for your voice as you call me anew. May each day be a blessing working and walking in conjunction with your will. Allow your love and grace to flow through me so that others who I meet would also come to know you. May I learn to put your needs before my own and in doing so allow me to live the plan you have for my life.

Loving God, I pray that you would continue to illuminate your holy plan for me. Through prayer and reading scripture may I have a deeper understanding of your will. This I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.