Everything is in motion.
Seen and unseen.
The grass, the wind.
The earth beneath our feet.
Whirling with the stars.
Everything is in motion.
Curves describe everything.
The bend of the Earth,
the moving angle of attack
as an ocean wave washes ashore.
the sketch of foam left behind
The sigh of love.
A trail of clothes.
The reach of trees into the sky,
or the trail below keeping elevation
The movement of the wind,
its description on canvas.
I can bind the pinpricks in night’s firmament with a straight line
and yet over time, the stars break my bounds
Even light bends to gravity’s will
encircling mass with a peek around
It’s the way in nature
Gracious, Eternal God,
On good days and bad, You walk with me.
On good days and bad, I strive to match Your stride.
And to my relief, I feel Your boundless love and patience as I struggle.
Each day, I know You
In the sunrise and soft twinkling of the night
When I am still or frazzled.
In the wind and warm sunshine,
In your Word.
And it is good.
Help us walk our life path with the assurance
of your goodness, kindness and grace
Use us to overflow Your love into the world
and bless all of our offerings
so that Your glory is seen, felt and magnified.
Long before sunrise this morning, I stepped outside
And you were there.Wrapped in beauty,
I was transfixed.
I couldn’t imagine anything more perfect than your love.
Except for one thing.
You imagined something glorious when You created mothers,
Moms are among your most beautiful wonders.
I remember running home to warm smiles and tight hugs.
And can’t wait to have that again.
Only your love surpasses and I know you shined out of the hearts of our mothers magnifying it
We pray for health to those around us who are hurting; for Gary Castle, for Karin and Lori Miller.
Lift them up, stir in their lives.
I pray we remember to love you and give always with all of our hearts, minds and souls this week.
Bless all of our offerings to your glory
We pray this in your name,
Thank you for the beautiful place you bring us together in. We cherish the opportunity to worship you in freedom. To talk about your wonders with strangers and believers without fear. You’ve answered our prayers this week. You are truly great. Inspire Dwayne as he shares Your word with us today. Now, we enter into your presence. I love that we are an encouraging, praying and singing church. Focus our thoughts, minds, bodies, and souls on being close to you.
You overwhelm me. With the beauty and wonder of your creation, with Your Word, especially your unfailing love for us. I pray that that I continue to grow in you. We love you. Protect and heal those in need in our canyon and especially in Syria. I pray you end the suffering of innocents. Use our offerings this week to Your Will. I pray my actions, thoughts and creations unceasingly add to your glory.
Dwayne reminded us…Your disciples were used to your miracles. But I have to marvel when it happens in our midst. I would like to think you answered our prayers with Mallorie. But it was your will and your Grace that made her cancer free. Hallelujah.
Work in the lives of those who receive Gideon bibles and speak to those who delve into your word.Guide us and our leaders in your teachings. Show them your will and your way and walk with us as we shine in the world.
Walk in peace in the world this week. Have a great week.
We have so much to be thankful for. You give us such wonders; fire in the sky, beautiful sunrises, snow from a blue sky. Help us understand; understand your ways, your words, your love. Help us cherish those things. We offer prayers for those in our congregation who are hurting in body, mind, and spirit. Walk with us and heal the ones on our hearts. Walk alongside those in Las Vegas, Syria, Puerto Rico. Lay your hand on a sufyourfering world and remind us of the Grace of unconditional love and forgiveness. Use offerings to your will. Bless us in your work…all for your glory. You are the way and we love you.
Creator God, Lord of Earth and Heaven,
I keep wanting to ask you to do things for me. To go here and there to help those in need. Help me listen to you in everything I do. Help me walk with you and live as you, noticing the suffering. Help me comfort. Guide my hands and heart to assist you in your will all to your glory. Thank you for your forgiving nature as we stumble along.
Thank you for the moisture and the beauty you surround us with in this season.
We hold up in prayer all those in need after hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the wildfires across the West. We pray your grace with those suffering in our midst. And bless the tireless work of the pastoral search committee. We join you in praise for the new lights that have entered our house. And bless and use our offerings according to your purpose. You are awesome, boundless and infinite. We love you so.