“…And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us…”
Faithful God of the Universe, empower us to run the race you have set before us not the one we pick and choose for ourselves. If we have fallen on the track, give us strength to get back up. If we have lost sight of the finish line, help us to remain focused. If we have tripped over our own fumbling feet, pick us up and try us again. If we have tripped others along the way help us to extend a helping hand.
Today we lay aside everything that gets in the way of running the race, even the sins that so easily beset us! In Jesus name, Amen.