Last Saturday Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and Renison University College co-hosted a symposium on the theme of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. I wrote the following prayer for the opening worship and so share it here for you. Allen
Holy God, as we gather together today around your redeeming and reforming will for this world, we acknowledge You:
In grand rivers rippling with grace
In soil saturated with stories of Your faithfulness
In mighty forests bearing You, and here, in this place:
Your finger prints in wrinkles, dimples and folds of skin;
Your scent in bannock, curry, sausage and sage;
And in your desire for a church as
Supple as a moss on rock and as
Solid as tall cedar tree.
We celebrate you, and pray your passion for peace among us. We plead your impatience for justice within us. Form us that we might be living sacrifices in your Reign coming to us here, now in your Son, Jesus. Amen. May it be so.