March 20, 2022
A daily prayer from the New England Conference
The clergy and laity of the New England Conference are sharing a daily prayer based on the Revised Common Lectionary for the week. You are welcome to use these in worship or in your own devotions.
Inspired by the Song of Praise in Psalm 63:1-8 A Prayer of Praise for God’s Pure Grandeur Magnificent Creator God, Your truth and Your goodness knows no end. Your creative power offers the amazing means to receive of your majesty. You the giver of life, reveal the essence of your grand-jour. Your wisdom transcends my loftiest of imagination, You exuberant all expectations, Your transcendence is greater than any thought within my dreams. My eyes look upon your creation in wonder and delight. The beautiful colors of your tapestry reveal your essence in a broad array. My ears hear the song of your breath in the wind, in the wave from the sea, and the pulse of my heart. Your gift of life resonates all around. The song of life in harmony with the air being exchange in my lungs. I thank you for the testimony of my heart beating in succinct rhythm with Yours. My skin feels the warm of your touch. As the heat of the sun reminds me of the nestled love of a nurturing mother. I feel the presence of Your protection as of this same embrace. You fill my surroundings with the fragrance of life. The air, the rain, the cold, all are filled with the aroma of being in your presence. My tongue is quenched by the sweetness offered through your life-giving flow. You have quenched my thirst, You satisfy my soul. You have called me to taste and see of your goodness. I feast in your glory. No words can proclaim of your majesty, and yet I long to sing of your praise. Your power knows no end, nor does your love ever subside. I will sing of your praises all the days of my life. As I place all my trust in you. My words are inadequate, yet I long to sing of your praise. I will sing from the essence of my soul, I believe and place all trust in You, I am in awe of Your love, Oh, LORD, my God, how I love you! In Jesus name. Amen! By: Pastor Barry Burdick pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Westerly, MA, Seacoast District