Our family will be moving later this month. June and July are often months of moving, especially for United Methodist pastors who are appointed to new congregations. I’ve been appointed to New Smyrna Beach and the good folks at Coronado Community UMC. This prayer is for all who find themselves heading to new places. It’s based on Genesis 12:1-9.
The Lord God calls Abram (and Sarai)
Pack your things
Move your family
Travel far, to a place yet to be known
They leave all that’s established.
It is difficult. It is no small thing.
They keep listening
They keep praising the Lord God
as they move farther and farther into the unfamiliar
Help me to trust you as well
You do not call and abandon
You are ahead of us on the journey
You are the journey- the way, the truth, the life
You guide and guard
You encourage and reassure and show signs
You and your way brings blessing for me
for my family
for the world
Deepen my trust
that I may be faithful in all things
and a blessing for the generations
A Prayer for Moving © 2017, updated 2021 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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