With words of peace,
You step into the turmoil of life.
Surrounding the creaking and groaning
of the cogs of creation,
Your peace lets us view
the colour and hue ,
the pattern and design.
You open our ears
to listen to the message found
in the simplicity
of gurgling water
and buzzing insects.
In the peace and stillness of our worship,
You inspire us
to rest and settle in Your living presence.
even in the call to peace,
You bring the turmoil and the tension
of our lives to bear.
the depths of our experiences
You sense the impatience and anguish within.
Winding around the inner pandemonium,
You bring new vision of how to live,
caught between the need to rest ourselves
and the urge to serve You.
Forgive us, Holy One,
for not living in Your peace,
and instead allowing the potential of our rage and unsettlement
to burst forth
into the lives of others.
We turn to You remembering those times
when we have unnecessarily rocked the boat
and brought others to difficult places in their lives.
And we remember those who have disturbed our peace,
with their own anxieties,
and seek Your presence in their lives.
“Peace be with you”
says our Risen Lord.
May we place our will in You hands,
Sustainer of our lives.