Giver of all that is Good, our Father in Heaven
Tonight I am thankful for these humble servants who will stand and present Your truths tomorrow. I am thankful for how they enter into the mess of the sometimes tangled, sometimes beautiful, always changing lives of others and speak Truth. Thank You for the boldness that that effort takes. Thank You for the depth of stored faith that that requires. Thank You for the grace they exhibit in the presence of pain, for the measure of love they extol in the midst of hurt. I’m thankful for when they pray with parents of a newborn, when they dry their sleeves in the presence of victory over the evil one, when they walk closely with a family in the shadow of death. This is not little work they do, but massive, soul-work, spiritual work, eternity touching work. I pray that they will realize that it matters and that they will feel Your presence in such work and that that realization will life them higher in this task. Father, I’m thankful for the reflection of You that I see in their lives. Bless them as they bring the best, most important Message of all time tomorrow.
In Jesus Name,