God of Glory,
Glory of God,
We sing of your illuminating love!

We join with all of creation,
beseeching your splendour to fill every crack and crevice and hollow of this world,
so all might know of your strength, your beauty, your hope.

God of Glory,
Glory of God,
We kneel in our hearts and bodies before you,
praying for the courage
to see you
in all of the ways
you reveal to yourself to us.

When you reveal yourself to us in our privilege,
may we examine ourselves with clarity and honesty,
changing our ways,
resisting oppressive systems,
and calling out bigotry and exploitation.

When you reveal yourself to us in our  hardest truths,
may we be brave, and vulnerable to lean in to transformation.

When you reveal yourself in deepest need,
may our souls melt with compassion and become balm in Gilead,
giving all we have for healing.

When your reveal yourself in joy and delight,
may we gather it up, and fling it like stardust to the heavens and earth.

God of Glory,
Glory of God,
In all of your gloriousness we pray,


Rev. Karla Miller is Minister for Community Life at Old North Church (UCC) in Marblehead, MA.  She is also a contributor the RevGalBlogPals book, There’s A Woman in the Pulpit. (Thank you to Rachel Hackenberg and her RGBP RCL post, “The Heart’s Glory” for inspiring this prayer.)

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