God of heights, lift us up:
We are crawling in the mire of everyday routine.
God of the heavens, lift us up:
We are overwhelmed with the attention required by the things of this earth.
God of the stars, lift us up:
We cannot see past the clouds of “truth” that some would have us believe.
God of the sun, lift us up:
We are dazzled by the false jewels of society.
God of the moon, lift us up:
We are taxed by others’ demands for us to shine for them.
God of the universe, lift us up:
We want to stretch and breathe and see and be awe-struck.
God of heights, lift us up.
(How does one quote oneself? I’m not sure, but you can also find this prayer in Before The Amen: Creative Resources for Worship [The Pilgrim Press, 2007].)