The Voice

Holy Voice,

You are the voice that set creation into motion.
Yours is the energy behind the sun, stars, and moon.
You are worthy of our undivided attention.
All praise is due for all that you have done for us.

[SILENCE]

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You are the voice that calls to us in the night, on the breeze, and from within.

We confess that too often we fail to listen, we brush away your gentle touch that calls us to be the people we are capable of being.

Forgive us.

[SILENCE]

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Transform us.
Transform us into those who respond quickly and deliberately to your loving word.
Transform us into those who love as Jesus loved, who offer grace as you offer grace.
Transform us into those who embrace and give your extravagant love to all.
Transform us into justice makers and doers of your will. Use us as you will that we contribute to the unfolding of your holy realm of love.

[SILENCE]

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In the name of the One who shows us the way to you, we pray. Amen.

 

Tim is a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, a father of two adult children, and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. A former early childhood educator, Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

Posted in 1 Samuel, 1 Samuel 3, 1 Samuel 3:11-4:1, Matthew, Matthew 4, Matthew 4:18-22, New Testament, Old Testament, Pastoral Prayer

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