Because temptation is woven into the fabric of our lives,
and we know the weariness of wandering in the wilderness
and the beckoning power of sweet fruit, and the vain promises of the world, we need you, God.
Because we see the broken before the whole, and the half empty cup, and the unfinished task, and the thirst in freedom’s quest, we need you, God.
Because we trust in what we can see, and we are blinded by our prejudices,
and we do not know what we do not know, we need you, God.
Because our need for control exceeds our need for truth,
And our excuses preempt the cry of the wounded, we need you, God.
Because you are with us, and you breathe peace into our souls,
and heal our pain and love us to the end, we need you, God.
Rev. Carrie Fraser, MDIV, LMFT, CADC
Director of Pastoral Care Services