Sunday Prayer, Lent 4A

God of light and night, hear our prayers

Into the deep of night,
in a world of pain,
despair overwhelms –
for the sick, the dying,
the lost, those who weep,
those who mourn,
for those who tend to the weary
and care for the tired –
what can we do, when
You, oh God, seem
so far away?

God of light and night, hear our prayers.

Into the deep of night,
a sorrow unveiled,
the sin, our sins
hurt, and, hurting –
for the broken places,
for the wounded spirits,
for things known and
things unknown, for
all the ways we contribute
to the chaos that
separates us from you –
what to do?
O God, what?

God of light and night, hear our prayers.

God, Spirit, You
in the deep of night,
cause roots to form,
new life springs forth,
turning our hearts and minds
to your heart, your desire,
for hope, love –
what can we do?
Trust in you.

God of light and night, hear our prayers

Fill us with your kindness
like healing oil of Samuel
anoint us with your grace
name us as yours,
sanctified in your Spirit,
to do likewise
anoint, heal, love, pray, care
as you do,
with mercy and compassion.

God of light and night, hear our prayers

Crossposted on A Place for Prayer and RevGalBlogPals

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About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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One Response to Sunday Prayer, Lent 4A

  1. This prayer gave me words and focus in the late evening. Powerful. Peaceful. Thank you.

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