Feb 14, 2012

Prayer: Rainbows and Promises

Here’s a beautiful prayer by John van de Laar, inspired by Genesis 9:8-17. 

Prayer: Rainbows and Promises
(inspired by Genesis 9:8-17)

In the damp dark uncertainty,
in the ominous threat of the storm,
appears a gentle arc of colours
the rainbow that remembers the light.

In the silent questions of doubt,
in the disturbing vertigo of Your seeming absence
whispers a silent promise
the covenant of your forever being-here

I praise You, God, for rainbows and promises
and the courage I find
in their comforting presence

Amen.

— Copyright © John van de Laar, from his Sacredise website.  Visit there for other excellent lectionary-based worship resources.  

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