Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Wonder

Sermon Illustrations on Wonder

Prayer – Cry, “Glory”

 Transcendent Lord,

  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

Father – God of Joy and Hope; 

Wonderful Lord and Spirit of delight and wonder: 

You invite us to come to you with thanksgiving and joy, 

laughter and quiet awe.  

Your arms of welcome are out wide.   

So we come, not perfect and not even very spiritual –  

just as we are: Yours, spilling our hearts before You.   

 Richard Herman