Help us live in light of “if.”
Help us live in light of the possibilities.
Keep us aware of the conditional nature
of life: “If I do this, then this may happen
(or this—or this—or this—and so on).”
But don’t let our awareness be fearful.
Don’t let us worry about what might happen.
Don’t let us be paralyzed by fear of the unknown.
Instead, let us marvel at the vast number
of possible ways that things can go.
Help us live with expectancy, with hope, and with trust
as we move into the future—wherever it may take us.