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Meditations: “Thou who art the vital center of our lives

Thou who art the vital center of our lives --

We know that your presence is not called up by much speaking. Rather may we honor your presence in the absence of noise.

While we may not be on close terms, we would recognize the need for your help. There are many times when we cannot go it alone. When we would be strong, we discover that we are weak and need the confidence of your presence. When we would be good, we often forget our resolve and slip into evil and sloth. We need the vision of transcendent presence which you offer to us, encouraging us to be better than we are, challenging us to high resolve and a love that cares. Amen.


1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection; adapted CLW

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Last updated on Monday, March 25, 2013.

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