A Morning Prayer for Reformation

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.

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2 thoughts on “A Morning Prayer for Reformation

  1. shoreacres says:

    I had no idea at all what “bannock” might be. Now I’m enlightened. I laughed to see it described on one site as “Canadian comfort food.” That was the site that introduced me to “poutine.” Who knew?

    • agjorgenson says:

      Glad you are able to expand your repertoire! Bannock, as you may well have learned, is very regional in Indigenous communities and is tasty but not necessarily the best for you – although probably a good deal healthier than poutine,

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