Thirty-Fourth Day of Easter
Raise us up so we can see past our assumptions.
We assume some things because they have proven to be true. We assume the air is there because we’ve breathed it for as long as we’ve been alive.
We assume some things because we trust they are true. We assume your grace and love because we trust that Jesus is your greatest self-revelation, and he was full of grace and love.
We assume some things because we’ve been told they are true. Some of those things are right, while others of them are wrong. Some are even terribly wrong.
Help us be discerning about our assumptions.
If they are right, help us continue to embrace them.
If they are wrong, help us see and move beyond them.
Guide us by your love. If any assumption leads us to think, speak, and act in ways that are not motivated by love, help us abandon it immediately. If any assumption leads us to think, speak, and act in ways that are motivated by love, help us embrace it fully.