You invite us to participate in your mystery, LORD. As we move and breathe to the perfect rhythm of creation’s heartbeat, we feel your love in and around us. We are overjoyed when you reveal your delight for us in so many ways. We are inspired to join your orchestra of praise, and are stirred as you move your conductor’s baton. We respond with confidence, and know our music is a pleasing offering to you.
How majestic it is to hear people from all nations and every language worshipping you. Though we are many, we are one. Praise to you, Oh Ancient of Days.
Like the Winter Thunderbird brings snow to cover and protect the trees and all creation from the harsh elements, we feel you covering us with your peace. You sustain and protect us. May we praise you as our provider, as your strength lifts us above all that desires to break us. You are our strength and song.
You fill us to overflowing. You give us all we need to follow you today, and there is still so much left over. We experience your miracles, and you call us to keep giving, promising that your blessings will never cease. We rejoice together on this path as we continue to participate in your mystery.
We ponder all that happened in the time of Queen Esther and marvel at how your hand must have been upon the people. You orchestrate peace in your perfect time. You move in the hearts of people so they hear your voice and reflect your love and compassion to each other. We celebrate these stories of ancient times. We marvel that the stories written so long ago continue to impact the world in this present day.
Loving Divine Family,
We gather at your Beautiful Gate covered in the labels of the world. Occupations, mistakes, limitations and damaging opinions make up these worldly labels. We are so hungry, thirsting for your truth and affirmation. As we enter your sacred prayer space, you remove all worldly labels from us. You clothe our nakedness with your holy robe. You address each of us as your royal priesthood and invite us to dine together at your banquet table.