“I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is no other.”
Isaiah 45:5-6 NIV
Let us pray.
Lord of all creation, You see the birds of the air fly their courses in the sky above. You watch as they veer from on direction to the next. On the ground below, You see the smallest of creatures scurry from hole to hole hiding among the grasses that tower above them. Even the fish in the deepest ocean are not invisible to Your observing eyes. If none of these are missed by You we know that even in our travels to far off destinations, You are watching us. Whether the distances are great or whether we are just travelling to our daily work, Your eyes see us. Truly nothing separates us from Your amazing love.
Lord we pray for protection for those who are travelling. May You watch over them and guide them. Keep them safe and bless them as they work to help others, to meet new friends, to experience Your grace in a new and fuller way. Help each of us to trust Your providence as we strive to walk in Your ways, living for You, and helping others to see that they too are loved. Grant us peace as we seek to be renewed, enlivened in the fullness of Your life giving love. Hold us so that we would not feel alone in a strange place or a strange time in our lives.
We have heard of Your faithfulness that has led generations to change the world. We have heard of generations who have received Your blessing and lived out Your commandment to love You and to love our neighbours as ourselves. Help us to be faithful to You as You have been faithful to ourselves, and to our ancestors before us.