Prayer #145: Adventageous

Prayer #145: Adventageous

Holiday retail forecast. Self-gifting. Pent-up demand. All Very Important Terms from Very Important People that have become economic gospel for the holiday season.

We keep watch over these numbers like shepherds guard flocks. We pore over indexes that indicate optimism and comb through data that indicate hope. Dollar signs are our Stars of Bethlehem -- bright beacons leading us to stability and security.

Yet figures can only take us so far. Faith must do the rest.

Lord, this Christmas season, show us a different kind of stable. Teach us how to proceed along dark and dangerous paths with only starlight and searching eyes. Encourage our continued belief in successful outcomes, but help us reframe which ones we follow.