We Are Not Alone (Esther 4:1-17

We are bombarded with bad news every day.
Children die.
Houses burn.
Jobs are lost.
Cancer strikes.

We think we are in control of our lives
and then the unexpected happens.
But we are not alone
and we are not helpless.

We are your hands in this world.
As a member of the body of Christ,
I can write a note to someone
who is unable to join us in worship this week
and tell them I missed them.
I can donate my money to organizations
who try to fulfill your plan on earth.
I can march in the street
to say we are all equal in God’s love.

We think we are in control of our lives
and then the unexpected happens.
But we are not alone
and we are not helpless.

We are your hands in this world.
As a member of the body of Christ,
I can serve breakfast
the first Saturday of the month at First Reformed.
I can donate food to the Food Bank.
I can vote for social programs and government policies
to protect those who have no power.

We think we are in control of our lives
and then the unexpected happens.
But we are not alone
and we are not helpless.

We are your hands in this world.
As a member of the body of Christ,
I can forgive those who hurt me and refuse to hold a grude.
I can speak up for those who have no voice.
I can recognize those who are feeling alone and ignored.
We are not alone. You are with us always.
We ask that you grant your grace and peace to ___

As your children and as members of the body of Christ, we use the words you taught us,
“Our Father…”

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