We begin our prayer in the name of the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
In the "out there" book of Revelation (12:10-11) we read:
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, proclaiming,
'Now have come the salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God
and the authority of his Messiah,
for the accuser of our comrades has been thrown down,
who accuses them day and night before our God.
But they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony,
for they did not cling to life even in the face of death.
Sometimes it feels like the bad guys win. Sometimes we feel that we do not know who to trust. God reminds us that Jesus has won the battle over selfishness and death. He rose above each. Jesus is worth our trust and is someone we can follow who will lead us to a good life. Jesus met people face to face wherever they were at and healed them and called them to live a new way – his way.
Jesus help us to follow you in patience as we wait for your coming again by practicing being loving, forgiving and patient people. We ask this in your name Jesus. Amen.
We end our prayer by opening our hearts to holy waiting in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.