Holy Lord of highest heaven,
lifted high in praise
by those who know and love You,
and those who wonder at Your work
amongst the creation.
The immensity of all You are
is to be explored
in our worship, prayers and relationships.
In every encounter with You
knowledge is gained
there is always more to gaze upon,
and return to with imagination and reverence.
Lifting the veil of all that keeps us from knowledge of You
Your Holy Spirit
weaves and entwines
in the relationships with have with each other and creation
so that we might glimpse Your presence
and be transformed
by what we see and hear
so that we too offer
Your light in the things
we seek to do in Christ’s name.
forgive us for the barriers
we place between ourselves and others.
Veiled in our selfishness
we do not always respond to the needs of others
or act in their interest.
Veiled in confusion
we misunderstand what we discover of You
within Scripture and in life
and do not allow it to transform our living.
Veiled in our inability to trust
living by faith is challenging,
as we shy away from risk
preferring to conform to the ways
of others around us.
in the life of Christ
You remove the veil
that keeps us from knowing You.
In Your forgiveness,
may the veil of the past be lifted
so that we might walk in the light
that Jesus displays before us.