I got to lead our church in this invocation several weeks ago. I’m the worship leader tomorrow morning, and remembered it while working on a new one…
God, who walks among us, and through us,
We come to you begging for blessings…
You tell us, instead, to bless our neighbors.
We come to you in search of comfort…
You bid us comfort one another.
We come to you in hopes of unconditional love…
You demand we love our enemies.
We come to you, pleading that you feed us…
You command us to be the ones who feed.
God, in every way, you shock us,
devastating our expectations
And reminding us we are your Body, created to act for your kingdom.
May we continue to take joy in this good news:
That you are among us, living through us,
Confounding our sensibilities,
But never disappointing us as we see glimpses of your grace
In the faces of those we serve.