By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

“The song of the wind whispers of your majesty.” I love nature prayers, ones like this that imagine all of creation attentive to God’s presence. If the wind can whisper God’s majesty, then so can I. It gives me confidence in my own praise, in my own ability to connect with God. If even the invisible, seemingly unnoticed (unless it’s devastatingly strong) wind is whispering praise to God, then surely I can add my whispers of prayer and praise to the mix.

Let us pray:

We praise you, we worship you, we adore you.
You hold the heavens in your hand,
all stars rejoice in your glory.
You come in the sunrise and the song of morn
and bless the splendor of the noonday.
The stars in their courses magnify you,
day and night tell of your glory.
Your peace blows over the earth
and the breath of your mouth fills all space.
Your voice comes in the thunder of the storm
and the song of the wind whispers of your majesty.
You satisfy all things living with your abundance
and our hearts bow at your presence.
Accept us, your children, Eternal Father,
and hearken to our prayer.
Bend over us, Eternal Love, and bless us.
—John Wallace Suter, Jr. Prayers for a New World, 1964

Today we meet for Mid-Day Prayer: Each week a new liturgy is offered  in the Sanctuary and livestream at 12:15 p.m. We meet for 15 minutes to read scriptures, hear a brief reflection.