All through life’s day, you walk with us, Lord.
But often we don’t recognise you,
for we are blinded by work and worry,
doubt, confusion and fear,
and so you remain a stranger to us.
Before the day’s end we will ask many questions,
experience many sorrows and disappointments.
And then, suddenly, whether we are young,
middle-aged, or old,
we will find that night is approaching.
In that moment we pray,
that, like the disciples on the road to Emmaus,
our eyes will be opened, and that
we will recognise you.
And you will not vanish from our sight,
but stay with us to guide us to the Father’s house.