A very down to earth prayer this week, reminding us to look for God in everything we see. God is there waiting for us if we seek him. Jeremiah writes this as a promise of God for us: You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord‘ (Jeremiah 29:13-14).

My prayer this week is that you might indeed see that God is all around you.

Living God, may we encounter you this day
in the laughter of children,
in the skills of those who create,
in the pauses of the elderly,
in the patience of those who teach,
in the loyalty of friends,
in the dedication of those who serve,
in the exuberance of animals,
in those willing to make fools of themselves.
May we be your blessing to one another.
Jim Cotter (2009)