February 12 Prayer
There is another story...
When a woman and a man hid
themselves from God’s presence-
Now why would anyone hide from love?
Perfect Love, a presence in a
glorious, flourishing garden,
with everything one would ever need.
But they did not believe or did they not fully know
just how loved they were?
What keeps us from God’s love and presence?
Where do we hide ourselves away from him?
Was it the giving into temptation and listening to lies
that shamed the two in the garden into hiding?
Love offers us a seamless garment to cover us and make us whole.
So come out of hiding and wherever
you have taken the bribe of lies,
just say so now.
Return to the presence of Love
where we are known and fully accepted.
He understands our heart and motives,
our willfulness and our willingness.
‘O, Loving God,
Where can we go that your presence does not find us?
We confess our wandering doubts when we take
matters into our own hands and try to control them.
When we think that we are the potter instead of the clay.
Forgive us of our stubborn ways
and rend our hearts to yield to your loving,
gentle, yet firm hands.
May we let you hold us there in the center
of the potters wheel,
to shape us into beautiful vessels
containing your glorious presence
To be poured out for love,
and ever filed containers of your reconciling peace.
Help us this day to bring your love and peace to all we meet.
Let us live fully in your light of love and keep us from hiding
our failings and struggles from one another.
Only then can we become reconcilers in our world.
We pray in the name of Jesus,
the true peacemaker,