change is bittersweet. Change challenges us to leave something behind and to embrace something new. Grant us the grace on this day to do both with humility. Help us to affirm the good things of our past as we lean into a future where there will also be good things. As we contemplate the changes that will come, remind us that all good things come from you. Today we commit ourselves to the necessary work ahead. Be present with us; work in us and through us we pray.
From "Five Devotions for the Local Church," prepared by Safiyah Fosua, GBOD-UMC