Prayer of the Day: Proper 24 B

Here’s a prayer inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 24 B (the twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost).  It was written by Thom Shuman.


Prayer of the Day

(inspired by Psalm 104:1-9, Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10)


Wind-riding God,
the blue skies, the sunshine,
the cool breezes cradling falling leaves:
all creation reminds us 
of the delicate Artist
who has shaped us
and all that is around us.
We lift our songs 
of gratitude and awe to you.

Servant-calling Jesus:
you humble our arrogance
with your acts of mercy;
you tip over our pretensions
with your modest nature;
you laugh at our hunger for power
with your words of grace.

Heart-keeping Spirit:
you bear our prayers
to the throne of grace
when they are only whispers
in our souls;
you unfold the road map
to show us the way to the Kingdom;
you transform our stuttering words
into praise and wonder to our God.

God in Community, Holy in One,
be with us in this and every moment,
even as we pray as Jesus teaches us,
Our Father . .


~ written by Thom Shuman, and posted on Lectionary Liturgies.