Go Tell It

Tell it, o mountain,
and say it, o hills,
that God is steadfast
always & everywhere.

Tell it, o river,
and say it, o streams,
that God is neverending
always & everywhere.

Sing it, o sunrise,
and shout it, o clouds,
that God is imaginative
always & everywhere.

Sing it, o sparrow,
and shout it, o raven,
that God is all-knowing
always & everywhere.

Tell it, o desert,
and say it, o plains,
that God is life-giving
always & everywhere.

In the beginning…

…was a sound,
a silence,
a consonant,
a vowel,
a mumble,
a sigh,
a shout.

In the beginning
was an idea,
a possibility,
an urge and
an urgency,
a compulsion,
a wonder,
a love.

In the beginning
was the Word,
the Creation,
the Articulation,
the Invitation,
the Choice,
the Name,
the Yes.

God of all language and nuance,
break open my heart to beginnings
and stay with me through the end.

For Love

For love of your justice, O God,
keep your promise
to comfort the mourning
and relieve the oppressed.

For love of your dream, O God,
keep your promise
to fill our tongues with joy
and bring peace among the nations.

For love of your light, O God,
keep your promise
to speak hope to the lost
and gladness to the fainthearted.

For love of your testimony, O God,
keep your promise
to reprieve the poor and empty the rich,
to lift up the overlooked and devastate the powerful.

For love of your anointing, O God,
keep your promise
to send us out with good news
and embolden us to live free of fear.

cross-posted at RevGalBlogPals

Concession

For release from jealousy and
an obligation to contentment,
I pray to the God of peace.

For reprieve from cynicism and
a commitment to curiosity,
I pray to the God of hope.

For freedom from desolation and
renewed dedication to community,
I pray to the God of love.

For relief from weariness and
devotion to life’s fullness,
I pray to the God of joy.