Grace Us With Your Presence
the alpha and the omega,
the first and the last,
the beginning and the end,
grace with Your presence
all our endings and our beginnings.
joy in the newness of life,
humility in the moment of our accomplishment,
gratitude for all that we have been given.
You who now are,
and who was
and who is to come,
be ever present in our transitions.
Lift our hearts beyond the satisfactions of the moment
to the needs of the times,
and sanctify our now
with the memory of our then
and the promise and hope of Your tomorrow.
— George MacRae
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