Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Awe
Mysterious, Awe-Inspiring, Wonderful,
You surprise us
not with flashing lights, loud crashing noises,
and constant activity.
You surprise us in stillness and silence, in quiet and peace.
Forgive us for equating motion, volume and activity
with significance, truth and what really counts.
In stillness we come now with our burdens and our worries,
with our commitments and our dreams,
with our hopes and fears
– knowing you alone can do something with them.
You are good and you are strong,
you are compassionate and you are sovereign in all things,
so we trust you.
in the midst of ordinary days draw us to wonder
to fall on our knees and cry, “Glory!”
You are the Holy One, Above and Other.
May we tremble, knowing how deeply you know us and love us
The fierceness of a tsunami does not compare to your passion for us
and for the salvation of all things.
Shake away our apathy and distraction.
Shake the depths of our motives so the great stones of destruction are laid waste.
Shake us awake to your wild, thundering dance of true life.
Cry, “Glory!” © 2011 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com