Holy God,you have created us from the beginning of time and continue to create us anew each and every day. However, we do not always embrace that creation. Too often we turn away from your questions, your parables, and your wisdom in search of our own answers, answers that often carry us further from that which we are meant to be. When we are caught between our belief and our unbelief, between our understanding and our false notions, we do not reach out for your hand that is extended to pick us up from the depths of our brokenness. Forgive us, Lord. In those moments when we turn away from our calling, help our hands to open to you, our ears to listen to you, our eyes to watch you, and our hearts to beat with yours. O Lord, hear our prayer.