All around us, O God, creation preaches a silent sermon about your glory. The full, orange moon declares
your constant watchfulness; the early morning mist over a schoolyard speaks of your steadfast love; the
cool breeze through slowly changing leaves whispers of your grace.
You ask questions which turn us speechless; you tell us things about yourself we imagine we need to
correct; you offer us a way of life we dare not refuse.
Spirit of Wisdom,
You stand in the midst of rush hour traffic crying out to us about our fascination with foolishness and
stretch out your hand to point to the One who walks towards us offering a cross.
God in Community, Holy in One, in this time together, may we hear you in the silence and the songs, and
discover you in the people around us today, tomorrow, and in the days to come. Amen.
– Thom Shuman