Wednesday, July 1, 2009

You are the God who is simple, direct, clear with us and for us.
You have committed yourself to us.
You have said yes to us in creation,
yes to us in our birth,
yes to us in our baptism,
yes to us in our awakening this day.

But we are of another kind,
more accustomed to "perhaps, maybe, we'll see,"
left in wonderment and ambiguity.

We live our lives not back to your yes,
but out of our endless "perhaps."

So we pray for your mercy this day that we may live yes back to you,
yes with our time,
yes with our money,
yes with our sexuality,
yes with our strength and with our weakness,
yes to our neighbor,
yes and no longer "perhaps."

In the name of your enfleshed yes to us,
even Jesus who is our yes into your future. Amen.

- A prayer by Walter Brueggemann, from Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth


  1. I love Walter Brueggemann's prayers. As I started reading this post I could almost hear Dr. Shmutzer's deep voice reading it before I even realized it was Brueggemann. :) Thanks for the encouragement!

  2. Aww I love it! :) Do you have this book of his prayers? If not, I highly recommend it.


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