God of the Universe,
God of the little things–
You provide the plankton to feed the whale
You design each crystal of the snowflake
You see the tiny mushroom
and the fiddle head of the growing fern
the first crocus on the forest floor.
You use the tiny fragments of dust to reflect pink in the sunrise.
You place the eyelashes on the newborn.
You show the sparrow its seed.

You make the diatom release oxygen.

In the tiny things, we see Your awesome power.

We pray today for the tiny things that can rule our world if we let it.

Lord please be the God of our thoughts today. May every word we say to ourselves be pleasing to You, captive to Your will. As we face so much change, may we not let fear have a foothold in the face of Your great loving power.

Lord God please be the Lord of our words, the tiny things that can change so much in the world around us.

We pray for our little ones who are coming…have been born…are being adopted. Thank You Lord for these tiny things that can change the world. Thank You for all the hope they hold.

We pray for us in this time of transition as so many of us prepare for a move. We pray for all the little things that You can so easily take care of; and we trust in You. We pray for houses found/bought/sold/rented. For school decisions and driving distances and neighborhoods and friends for the kids, battle buddies for us.

We thank You for continued healing of our sick–the tiny things in us that fight the illnesses, that heal the wounds.

We pray for our vets who are lonely and depressed. we pray for the tiny things–a smile, a touch, an eye contact. Infect their world with these good things and may they hold to You.

We pray for our deployed. Help them deal with the little and big annoyances and problems.

We pray for our nation–Lord, we want You to reign. May our leaders hear Your still, small voice today.

We pray for our warriors’ jobs today. May it be a productive, kingdom-building day.

Lord, we don’t want it to be all about us. May we infect our world today with You through the little things.