Friday, January 23, 2009

Unison Prayer

That first time, the first moment, sharing a single prayer,
invoking a spirit of worship, a quieting of our minds
letting go of the outside world, the cares we carry,
that which we carried into the sanctuary,
lifted, at least for this time together,
unburdened hearts, rising as one
calling on the creator, the savior,
the everlasting lord, crying out to God
to speak to us, individual, as a community of faith
being, together, a Mary, as one of the twelve
sitting as if in the upper room
waiting on your coming, waiting for your spirit
to fill us for our work, in your service

January 23, 2009
Based on the Unison Prayer,
“Almighty Creator and Sustainer God, we have come into
your house to worship you this morning. Help us to lay our
cares and woes on your altar as we quietly sit at your feet
and listen to your word. May we hear the message you have
for us. Strengthen us so that we may be your light, your
ambassadors to the world. And it is in Christ Jesus’ name
we pray. Amen.”
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss,
Suncook United Methodist Church,
Suncook, NH
for January 25, 2009,
“Third Sunday after the Epiphany”

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