Father God,
Thank You for this day.
Each day the Earth spins on its axis and the sun sheds light on every living thing, all created by You.
The light You provide, in the day and through the night, brings life and rhythm into existence.
It is in You that I live and move and have my being.
I can not will my heart to beat or my lungs to trade oxygen for carbon dioxide.
It is no design of mine that life should include laughter and dancing and weeping and love.
You have woven joy and connectedness into the fiber of every living thing.
Your timeline is outside of mine, You move in eternity.
Here I am Lord, small and flawed and fearful; use me.
Every year, spring emerges from winter.
Every year wildflowers peek out from the soil.
As I wait for spring, I remember that You work in strange and mysterious ways.
I pray that Your love and goodness will take root in my heart and bloom in my life.
I am in awe of You, Sovereign Lord.
I pray that my life will be marked by a sense of reverence and wonder.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.