Father God, show us what you plan for us. These works you set for us before the earth started spinning weigh on us to know how and when to proceed. Show us your path into our own future. We desire to serve you, to love you, to know you more intimately and to follow Jesus. Whatever we give up in that effort, may we find abundant life in you. We ask in the name above all names, Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“If anyone would come after me, let him take up his cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16: 24 ESV)