You go before me and you follow me.
In my mother’s womb you planned me,
knitting me together with purpose and promise.
I cannot escape from your spirit,
if I go up to the heavens you are there,
if I go to the deaths of the grave, you will still find me,
if I soar on the wings of the morning or dwell in the depths of the ocean,
you will still be my guide, my creator, my redeemer.
Safe in this knowledge,
secure in this truth,
we thankyou Almighty Father for your hand upon our life.
As we walk into the day ahead,
my we hide this wisdom in our hearts.
As we face difficult situations and make hard decisions,
help us be aware that you have gone before us.
As our stress levels rise or we feel incapable of handling a situation,
remind us that you were the architect of ME,
that your hand was the weaver and your design was perfect.
And when we feel lonely,
abandoned or forsaken by those around us,
prompt us with the truth –
that we cannot escape from your spirit,
cannot hide from your love,
we cannot escape from the one who ordained our days.
Thankyou for the abundance of your love
and for your presence in our fragile lives.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
if I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.