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Adapted from Psalm 139
Behind the Veil: A Prayer of Seeking
Prayer

God of many names,

you who have searched what is hidden within us

and who knows us to our core:

Our intentions, our wounds, our aspirations and our dreams.

You who is familiar with all our ways,

even before a word is on our tongue

you know it completely.

Where can we go from your Spirit?

Where can we flee from your presence?

If we rise on the wings of the dawn,

If we settle on the far side of the sea,

If we look behind the veil,

There you will be.

If we say, "Surely the darkness will hide me

and the light becomes night around me,"

If we look behind the veil,

There you will be.

For you created my inmost being;

you have knit us together in our mother's womb.

When we were made in that secret place…

When we were woven together in the depths of the earth…

When we are awake to the wondrous beauty that surrounds us…

Or are open to the frightening world in which we live…

If we look behind the veil,

There you will be.

We praise this day, because we are fearfully and wonderfully made…

These and the prayers of our hearts,

We pray now in the silence…

AMEN.

 

Inspired by Psalm 139

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