Ever present God,
for all the times in the past you have carried us,
we give you thanks.

For all the times in the future you will keep us,
we praise your holy name.

Help us today to find strength, patience, wisdom,
and your presence. Amen.

—a prayer by Wehn-In Ng from Celebrate God’s Presence (p. 553) offered for United Church youth, young adults, and leaders on their way to the Rendez-vous gathering in Montreal