Thursday, January 11, 2018
Prayer, day 1811: God, our Root and Sky
accept our offered thanksgiving for your mercies,
renewed every moment.
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised,
the One who upholds all creation
and stands alongside us in love and compassion!
Lord Jesus, you encompass us in your wisdom and tenderness:
we worship you with all our hearts.
Holy God, Lover of Souls,
we abide in your everlasting mercy;
we seek and we are found.
Help us to be transformed
in loving and by being loved,
anchored within your life-giving Spirit.
May we let love heal us,
remake us as we are called to be.
You, O God, are our root and our sky:
may we be like green olive trees in the house of God.
Comfort the afflicted and embrace the sorrowful, O Holy One,
and place your mantle of protection over those we now name, we pray.
Photo: Sunrise from the air, January 11, 2018, headed my favorite direction: west.