Week 2 of the adventure from the RCL and I’m struggling for inspiration. I’ve done a bit of adapting of other people’s resources for writing this week. However this one is mine.
active in all of live,
we praise You.
We praise You in the sunshine,
as the external warmth heats our skin
and causes the blood within our frame
to pulse with new energy
as we enjoy the possibility of the day.
We praise You for the drizzle,
and the pouring rain,
for even in the bleak damp,
Your warmth within courses into our imaginations,
and sends us on new journeys of growth.
We praise You for the blowing gale and the gentle breeze,
as cobwebs of past ways of being
are blown apart
to allow Your light to settle
on the vision of the tomorrow You have planned.
We praise You,
for Your Spirit cannot be captured in one moment,
or one experience.
Instead Your constancy is offered
in the changing pattern
of the design of Your creation.
Inspire us with the energy that moves from past to present to future.
For all our imagination,
we find ourselves caught on one picture,
one way of being,
Not always willing to forgive the wrongdoing of others,
we look for retaliation or vengeance,
believing that it evens the score.
Instead it robs us of the possibility of building relationships,
and weakens our love of ourselves and others.
With Your grace,
You open the shuttered windows of our hearts,
and through wide the doors
to a new day with You.
In Your grace
may we be willing to live as Christ calls us to love,
open heartedly accepting our own faults
and those of the world around us,
and seeking to bring mercy
to every part of our experience.