Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Surprise
Living and present Lord:
You often surprise us, coming when we least expect it;
Or. You simply fold back the curtain to show us
You’ve been there all along
to give us hope
and to open our eyes to see You,
and Your world, in new ways.
You walk were we walk.
You feel what we feel.
Although You love as we are,
You love us too much to leave us that way.
Father, Son, Holy Spirit – our God,
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.