O Father in heaven,
look upon all your people
with anger, anxiety,
lack of patience,
temptation and weakness.
Your holy Word tells us
“All things work together
for the good of those who love God,
who are called according to his purpose.”
And that means that you make all these things work
for your good purpose in our lives,
even when we do not understand.
Remind us of your invitation,
“Cast all your cares upon me,”
and of your assurance that goes with it,
“because I care for you.”
…through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Source: Paul C. Stratman, 2017
“All things work together…” is a reference to Romans 8:28
“Cast all your cares… is a reference to 1 Peter 5:7