Nov 13, 2016

Sunday Prayer: You Alone are God

Here’s a prayer of petition from Rachel Hackenberg. It was posted on RevGalBlogPals.

Prayer
(inspired by Colossians 1:16)

More than all things visible or invisible,
beyond pressures and powers and politics,
before all that has been and long after all that will be,
you alone are God.

Look favorably upon us, O LORD, as we come to you.
Remember your reputation of goodness
as we lift up the cares of our lives and our world.

Be a hiding place for those who live in fear
and a shelter to those at risk. But more than that:
bring about an end to war and an intolerance of violence
so that peace and healing might reign with you.

More than all things visible or invisible,
beyond pressures and powers and politics,
before all that has been and long after all that will be,
you alone are God.

When the mountains in our lives tremble
by events of illness or death or chaos,
comfort our souls with the wellspring of hope
that is your unfailing love.

Gather up all who feel lost and alone.
Remember those who are forgotten or cast out.
Hold us together in community as we have not been able
to do within the limits of our own perspectives.

More than all things visible or invisible,
beyond pressures and powers and politics,
before all that has been and long after all that will be,
you alone are God.

Let our lives be shaped not so much
by fear or the shoring up of false securities,
but shaped and reshaped and reimagined for the work
of witnessing to your presence in all of life.

Yours is the past, yours is the future, yours is this day.
In all things, we rejoice that we are never beyond your grace,
that this world is not beyond your reign!

More than all things visible or invisible,
beyond pressures and powers and politics,
before all that has been and long after all that will be,
you alone are God. Amen.

~ written by Rachel Hackenberg, and posted on RevGalBlogPals. http://revgalblogpals.org/author/rachelhackenberg/