You are the God of my ancestors and my future. I am filled with wonder when I consider all that you have done. Help me to remember that even when I do not see it, your Holy Spirit is at work in and through every situation; for in all things, you work for good. So break through the routines I establish and the circumstances beyond my control. Gift me with signposts that point me toward hope. Generate dreams in me that are consistent with those you have for my life. Use me and use my church to love our community with the boldness and confidence of Joseph, that in all things, you may be glorified. This I pray in the name of Jesus.