Let your face shine upon us, Lord

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Let your face shine upon us, Lord,
when we walk in the dark, in the shadow of death;
Let your face shine upon us, Lord,
when we lose our way and look for your light;
Let your face shine upon us, Lord
when our worries and fears cloud our hope and our trust;
Let your face shine upon us, Lord,
when we shut out the light and hide in our pain;
Let your face shine upon us, Lord,
when so many problems darken our path to your heart;
Let your face shine upon us, Lord,
when a river of grief  overflows in our tears;
Let your face shine upon us, Lord, as sunrise each day,
ever faithful, abiding and guiding our way;
Let your face shine upon us, Lord,
and be gracious to us…
Look kindly upon us and give us your peace:
let your kindness be ours, Lord, to bind up our wounds;
let your kindness be ours, Lord, to share all around;
let your kindness be ours, Lord, in good times and bad;
let your kindness be ours, Lord, and give us your peace…

Whatever comes my way this year, help me remember, Lord,
that in your love
I can bear all things, believe all things and endure all things
with your grace and in your peace…

In this New Year before me, Lord,
help me find some time each to be still, in your presence
and to know that you are my God,
that you are near, that you are here, by my side…

-Rev. Austin Fleming

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