At the beginning of a week we tend to look ahead, trying to anticipate what is to come.
At any point in our life we tend to do the same thing.
O God, guide us in our planning but guard us from assuming; help us to anticipate and to prepare for what we think is coming but keep us from thinking and living as if we know what is coming. Give us humility when it comes to our knowledge of the future but confidence when it comes to your purposes for the future. Help us to use our brains but to trust in your wisdom.
Help us to leave our future—and the future of the universe—in your gracious and mighty hands, even as we try to do our little part in your purpose.