Sunday Prayer: Here’s My Ebenezer

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“Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far the Lord has helped us.” –1 Samuel 7:12

10473115_10201559524704693_2115312777750114341_nLord our God,

Thus far you have helped me.

You have provided:

a family who loves you and each other,

baptism as a sign and seal of your love and faithfulness,

encouraging and loyal friends,

education that fostered a love of learning,

gifts I can use to serve others,

experiences that have shown me your faithfulness,

your presence in the midst of difficult situations.


As I face the future, I look back to see

how you have helped me,

how you have remained faithful.

As I face the future, I trust

you will continue to help me,

you will still be faithful.


I look forward to adding more stones to the pile,

to the monument of your help.

In Jesus’ name.  Amen.


Photo courtesy of Andrew Shiels.

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