12Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, 13and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.
14Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 15See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springs up and causes trouble, and through it many become defiled. 16See to it that no one becomes like Esau, an immoral and godless person, who sold his birthright for a single meal. 17You know that later, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, even though he sought the blessing with tears.
God our strength,
Work through our weakness
Like wind in a sail.
We would seek peace
We would practice grace
We would extend your blessing to all –
But we can’t unless you help us.
Help us, saving God,
Just for today. Amen.
Written by Rev. Claire Berry, UKirk Nashville, Vanderbilt/Belmont University