For this reason, we bow our spirits before the Most High God
from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name*:

because you are the strength and delight of all life;
because you are the root and well of all love;
because you are the wisdom and mystery of all faith.

For this reason, we bow our spirits before the Most High God
from whom every creature in heaven and on earth takes its being:

because you make time for the sick and the brokenhearted;
because you care most of all for the poor and the assaulted;
because you scold the powerful and the callous.

For this reason, we bow our spirits before the Most High God
from whom every season in heaven and on earth takes its cue:

because your grace outlasts and enfolds our frailties;
because your abundance surprises and satisfies our doubts;
because your justice shatters and upends our norms.

For this reason, we bow our spirits before the Most High God
from whom every word in heaven and on earth has its truth:

because you dance wildly in the wilderness when there is no way;
because you walk calmly through storms when there is no hope;
because you seek diligently for the sake of your kingdom.

For this reason, we bow our spirits before the Most High God.

* adapted from Ephesians 3:14-15

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