Sunday, September 17, 2006

Adoration

I was honored to write and deliver the prayer of adoration for this morning's worship.

Praise the Lord, O my soul,
All my inmost being, praise his holy name.
For God,
You give us love when we don't even know we need it.
You give us peace when we have nestled in the arms of anxiety.
You give us freedom when we seek only the familiarity of bondage to sin.
We are ignorant and foolish,
We don't know our own selves.
At times we don't even know how to accept the beautiful gifts that you give us.
But in your wisdom and generosity, you give us the things our souls crave.
And you give them to us again and again,
Until we turn our clouded eyes to you and truly see your grace.
Father,
You are faithful in your care,
Constant in your mercy,
Healing our broken lives even as we seek to break them yet again.
Praise the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all his benefits.
Amen.

3 comments:

Mom said...

Good job, Da, it was beautiful

mom w said...

Your prayer was awesome Dana! I probably would have cried. It is great! Thanks for good thoughts for me, too.

rremtema said...

Dana, Your prayer was beautiful! Have you thought about seminary for yourself? (This comment is for Carol to enjoy:) I am glad your church is using your gifts in the worship service. Oh, and Cloe looks great in her uniform. These kids grow up way too fast. Let us know how she is dealing with school - it's a big step for these little ones.
Ruth R