Here’s a prayer of commitment and thanksgiving (or even an opening prayer?) from Rachel Hackenberg. It was inspired by the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15, and the story of Jesus’ visit with Mary and Martha in Luke 10.
We Return to You
(inspired by Luke 15:11-32; 10:38-42)
Again and again we return to you, Most Welcoming God.
Again and again we seek your face, searching
for that glint of grace in your eyes
for that insightful word from your tongue
for that compassionate smile on your countenance.
Again and again we sit at your feet, learning
to love more often, more tangibly
to give more selflessly, more unreservedly
to listen more carefully and speak more boldly.
Again and over again we share your table, marveling
at the abundance of your life
at the wellspring of your imagination
at the hope that we find when we rest in you.
Again and again we give you thanks, Most Wondrous God.
~ written by Rachel Hackenberg, and posted on RevGalBlogPals. http://revgalblogpals.org/author/rachelhackenberg/