Journey with Jesus

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!”

    “We’re tired!”

    “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.

 

About Carol Penner

I am a Mennonite pastor currently teaching theology at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario. I’ve served congregations in Ontario and most recently, Alberta.

I love to write and to lead worship! If you are finding my writing helpful, I would love to hear from you! Feel free to use or adapt the material here, it is all written by me. If printing material, please credit “Copyright Carol Penner www.leadinginworship.com” (and say whether you modified it). If publishing, please contact me for permission. Contact me at carol@leadinginworship.com

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