Spirit of Life and love known by many names and worshipped in a rainbow of ways
Spark of Ah-ha and Ahhh and Awe
Conspiring energy of interdependent co-arising
Be with us now.
Push us forward.
Pull us together.
We give thanks this day for theopportunity to be together, to laugh, to learn, to play, and to build a vision. May this time bind us and set us free. May we know deep in our bones that we are not alone.
We call in our elders. The pioneers and pilgrims whose shoulders we stand on. We call you in not to rest and bask in your glow of bygone days. But to be held accountable to the struggles and challenges and sacrifices you offered with love. May we love you enough, love us enough, love those yet to come enough, to keep raising the bar of expectations and dreams and possibilities. Give us the courage and conviction to put aside our egos and attachments so universal grace may stream in.
We call in the congregations we serve who deserve our very best. May we partner with them to lay foundations under their cloud -surrounded dreams.
We call in our silent, wise voice within. <insert dramatic pause> May we leave space to deeply hear what is spoken and unspoken.
Spirit of Life and Love, be with us today. Give us the vision to dream, beyond ourselves. Give us the humility to see our short-comings as a place to begin and grow. Send us the compassion to create a safe place for us to explore possibilities Give us the confidence to ask for what we need and want. Give us the courage to take risks beyond her and now and us.
Salome. Shalom. Amen!
NOTE: plain text = voice one; italicized text = voice two; bold text = both voices