Apr 26, 2012

Prayer: Finding God Together

Here’s a beautiful prayer about the unity and diversity of the Church. It was written by John van de Laar, and posted on the Sacredise website.

Finding God Together

The image you have shaped within us,
a reflection of your own Being,

Is best seen in the multiple refractions,
of our variegated humanity;
in the prismatic kaleidoscopes,
of our shared life,
our interconnectedness,
our being with each other.

We seek you, God, we long for you
and, thankfully, you are not far off
not hidden;

We need only remember
that you are most easily found
when we find you together,
and when we are humble enough to look
even in the faces we find most strange and unfamiliar.

— written by John van de Laar, and posted on his excellent Sacredise website.  Visit that site for other excellent lectionary-based resources.  

For other prayers on this blog, see the Scriptural Prayer Index at the upper right side of the page.