I am dependent. Dependent on You, dependent on others, dependent on creation.
Even the IRS knows about “dependents.” Those people who cannot or do not live on their own, those people who need help with a place to live, food to eat, provisions for life which they cannot secure for themselves. There are many dependents, we are all dependents. I am a dependent. I am dependent on You, O Lord.
I cannot live on my own. I cannot provide for all I need. I cannot anticipate all that might come my way.
I cannot resist temptations. I cannot love as I ought. I cannot always behave rightly and not behave badly.
I cannot control everything. I cannot control emotions. I cannot control myself.
I cannot save myself. I cannot change my ways alone. I cannot live like You.
In the midst of all “I cannot,” I am forced to recognize what has always been true of humanity since Adam and Eve, what we seem unable or unwilling to admit and embrace.
I am dependent O Lord! I am dependent on You, dependent on others, and dependent on your graciousness in creation.
Lord Jesus, provide for all who are dependent on You. Amen.