Adoration and Confession: Proper 24 B

Here’s a prayer of adoration and confession inspired by Psalm 104:1-9.  It was written by Jeff Shrowder, and posted on The Billabong website.

Prayer of Adoration and Confession
(inspired by Psalm 104:1-9)

Great and gracious Lord God
arrayed in glory and majesty,
we praise you and bless you.
Creating God,
you stretched out the heavens like a tent
and set your dwelling place over the water
You are carried on the clouds, and on the wings of the wind;
the winds are your messengers, and flaming fire your servants.
You set the earth on its foundations,
never to be moved.
The deep waters covered even the mountains,
but at your voice they fled,
coming to rest where you had appointed,
beyond the boundary you set,
never to cover the earth again.
Bless the LORD, O my soul.
O LORD, my God, you are very great.
Your works are many and varied
and in wisdom you have made everything.
Loving God,
in our human condition you know who we are, and what we are;
you know our awkwardness with ourselves, with each other,
and with you.

(a time of silence)

Help our unbelief;
give us the boldness, by the presence of your Spirit,
to believe in your possibilities for us,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

~ Copyright © 200, 2012 Jeff Shrowder.  Posted on The Billabong. For use in worship, with acknowledgement.