Loving Yahweh, thank you for calling us by the name you gave us, and not the names with which the world labels us. The blessing was not just for Abraham, but for Sarah as well. You promised her, and fulfilled the promise that she would be the mother of nations.
We hear your reassurance not to be afraid and to know you; Loving God, you are with us. We sing your praises with joyful hearts. Only you can repay the years the locusts have eaten. Thank you for a new way of doing things. Thank you for the new grain, new wine, and new olive oil. Thank you for pouring out your Spirit on us.
We the thirsty and hungry, come to you. You have provided your living water for us to be truly satisfied. We want for nothing. Let everything that has life and breath praise you. Let all created things sing songs of life and praise to you. Let the rocks cry out your name in thanksgiving!
In your holy sanctuary we meet with you. You clothe us in royal robes. We seek you and hear you ask, “What do you want? What is your request?” Thank you that we, your children, have found favour in your eyes. Thank you for listening to our requests and granting them.
O LORD, our God, you created the heavens and the earth. Our hearts rejoice in you. Thank you for fulfilling your promises. Thank you for hearing the cries of our hearts. Praise to you; your ways are not our ways. You lift up the lowly and tear down the tyrant. In you, we find our strength.
Ancient of Days, we are small creatures who do as the generations before us. Thank you that you are mindful of who we are and still long to be in a relationship with us. We do not often take time to remember your goodness and wisdom. We try to do it on our own. You remind us that there is nothing new under the sun. But on this day of Epiphany, we take time to remember to remember and give thanks for the gifts you have given us to take into the new year. Thank you, Jehovah Jireh (Our Provider).