Thank you God for your good and faithful servants
our forefathers and foremothers in faith
who nurtured us and encouraged us
to journey in Jesus’ footsteps.
We follow their examples and find
that your steadfast love sustains us
in dark valleys of disbelief
on mountains of joyful clarity
along each daily dusty road we walk.
You listen patiently to our complaints:
“Our feet hurt!”
“Are we there yet?”
Gently, you turn our attention
to the faltering who need support
to the hopeless who cannot move forward
to the thirsty in need of water
to the horizon of your love which surrounds us all.
This week, we need your presence on our hard journeys:
for all who are living with pain, physical or mental,
for caregivers who are at the end of their rope,
for people who are unemployed and can’t make ends meet.
Helps us journey with each other faithfully,
offering practical help and support all along the way.
We know we can go the distance with you by our side.
Come Lord Jesus, be our guest,
let this road to us be blest.