Go ahead.
Tear open the heavens.
Shake this dry land.
Upset the waters.
Crumble the hills.
Burst forth with your winds.
Light some fires and make our hearts to boil.
Because we need your interruption.
We need your flare.
We need your awakening.
For we have become a mess.
(we’ve been a mess a long while now)
And maybe only your kind of holy chaos will reach us.
So mess us up.
Rip it all open.
Pour us all out.
Tear it all apart.
And create something new.
Re-form us. Re-imagine us. Re-mold us.
Come down here. And rework this all.
With your holy hands.
Amen.

(Inspired by Isaiah 64:1-9)


The Rev. Erin Counihan serves as pastor at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, MO. She blogs at http://www.somewhatreverend.wordpress.com and is a contributor to the RevGals book.


RevGalBlogPals encourages you to share our blog posts via email or social media. We do not grant permission to cut-and-paste prayers and articles without a link back. For permission to use material in paper publications, please email revgalblogpals at gmail dot com.

One thought on “Thursday Prayer: Go ahead.

We hope you'll join the conversation!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s