What an amazing time to be alive, Lord! Much of the world enjoys many modern conveniences, the benefit of the creative gift you’ve placed in mankind. And we’re grateful for the ease technology gives our lives. We can connect with people all around the world!
And yet we’ve never been more invisible than we are now.
Every day there are algorithms controlling what we see of each other, demanding we stand on our heads to be noticed over our neighbor. And the problem is that’s the only way many of us even see our neighbor. We don’t talk in person anymore and we rarely call, so we’re left with a screen and the hope “the algorithm” will connect us.
These are the best of times and the loneliest of times at the same time.
But You knew me before You formed me in my mother’s womb. Before she delivered, you’d already set me apart with a purpose. And ever since you’ve watched over me and what You spoke over me—careful to perform it all.
I am SEEN by God.
You not only see me, You know everything about me.
Because You designed me You already know the wonder I am. I don’t need a marketing plan to convince You of my gifts and talents. You placed them in me for your glory.
And with billions of people on the planet You know where I am, my personality, my quirks, my every thought, and all my feelings, even the anxious ones—and none of me overwhelms You.
I am SEEN and KNOWN by God.
And I cling to that in a world celebrating packaging over the package.
You never look past the best part of me for the sake of comfort or convenience. You never push me away deeming me “too much.” You take all of me, just as I am. Not to suffer my existence, but to love me.
You’ve loved me with an everlasting love.
And when I tried to hide the parts others reject, You saw me, and drew me with your grace—celebrating your handiwork in me.
I am SEEN, KNOWN, and LOVED by God.
Help us treasure that Lord. Let that truth flood our souls till we figure out we live for an audience of One. And you’re enjoying it all!
It’s in the mighty name of Jesus, we pray. Amen!!!
Prayer inspired by Psalm 139:1.