Nov 19, 2011

Prayer for Advent 2: Roadwork

Here’s a thoughtful prayer of dedication based on Mark 1:1-3, Luke 3:4-6 and Isaiah 40:1-11.  It was written by Bruce Sanguin.


O Holy One,
we acknowledge that we have domesticated
and downsized you,
turned you into our own cuddly teddy bear.
But, along with our Sunday Notices,
you pass out hard hats
and roadside warnings
that we are entering a construction zone
in preparation
for the Baptist's announcement:
"Every mountain and hill be made low,
and the crooked shall be made straight."
Keep us safe, O Holy One.
Even now, the dynamite of the prophet's proclamation
is lodged in the granite of our hearts;
O Holy One, break us open.
Let the roadwork begin.

— Bruce Sanguin, in If Darwin Prayed, posted on Rex A.E. Hunt Progressive website.