Gracious Lord, as we begin this day, may your Word so fill our hearts and minds that we choose to serve you in all that we do and say. Remind us that the meaning of our lives is always in you, so that even when it seems we are going in circles and not making any progress, we will not despair or feel that all is lost. Assure us that in all places and in all things and circumstances of life you are with us, supporting us and guiding us through the confusion. Thank you for friends and loved ones who walk with us on this journey of life. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.