Morning Prayer: Not All Who Wander Are Lost
January 10, 2014
Prayer by Jason ’14:
“Not all those who wander are lost.” At this point in many of our lives, we are scared of the future. Excited by the possibilities, but scared of what else could happen. We are all searching, meandering, wandering, trying to find something, even if we don’t know exactly what it is. But we’re not lost. Lost implies we have no idea where we are and no way of getting to where we’re going.
“Not all those who wander are lost.” This quote by J.R.R Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, is a favorite of mine that I like to keep in mind at the beginning of every year. We are entering this new year and leaving behind the old one. In doing so, we are leaving behind our old hopes, dreams, and desires and entering a world of new possibilities. To all the seniors especially, it opens up so many choices for us that we feel as if we’re overwhelmed. So we wander in this new world, but we’re not lost. We have guidance from parents, teachers, friends, and God. We just have to be open to receiving it.
Let us pray. God, grant us your wisdom and guidance in this new year. Thank you for all that you have given us and allow us the strength to keep moving forward. We ask that you help us to see your will and follow it to the best of our abilities. Help us to have faith that you have paved a path for us, and help us to remember sometimes we need to let go and let you take over.
In your name we pray. Amen.
Mary, seat of wisdom, pray for us.