Day 19

A Prayer For Presence

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.”

Romans 12:15–16

Loving God,

You meet us where we are in our brokenness, our sorrows and our pains, but also in our joys and celebrations. You likewise call us to meet people where they are and to be fully present with those around us. Lord Jesus, You are present with us and within us. Your presence is likewise a gift we can offer to those we interact with each day. Holy Spirit, enable us to rejoice with those who are rejoicing, but also weep with those who are weeping. Let us not shy away from the pains and sorrows of life but offer ourselves to those who are hurting. Help us to be of the same mind towards others and to listen attentively as they share their hearts, thoughts, burdens and lives with us. As we listen to them, help us listen to You and the quiet whispers of the Holy Spirit. We are here with You and for You — fully present. In the name of Jesus, the Christ. Amen.