A PRAYER FOR SUNDAY MORNING 6-4-17
Almighty God, yes, you are almighty, so why should we have to say so all the time? Is your divine ego that fragile? I think we picked this up from “the world” a long time ago, when people had to praise the leader as almighty to keep on his good side. “Hail Caesar!” “Heil Hitler!” And then more lately we got into this awful “praise song” period in the church, songs with laundry lists about all your almighty qualities. You know you are almighty; we don’t have to tell you. It makes much more sense for us to start our prayers and worship with thanks. Thanks for this good world around us. Thanks for those who make this a good world by loving us and loving your world and trying to preserve it. Thanks for air and water and flowers and little children and puppy dogs. Thanks for birds in the air and fish in streams. Thanks for songs and books and those who speak truth, to power and to the rest of us. So, thanks. Amen.
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