Jesus, Carpenter of our hearts,
you who nail our sin
and cut away our pride:
Rehab our meeting tonight.
Level our thoughts in Your Kingdom.
Square the Mission into our agenda
so that you again stand out as the cornerstone,
for our church is falling apart.
We sink in sands of disrespect and
We are tearing each other apart with crow-bar words.
Measure us among your people again
through the carpenter’s son, Jesus, Amen.
Special thanks to the Lay Servant Class “Leading Prayer” that I taught in February 2015. The Spirit used them to help me create this.
(C)2015 by Nathan Decker, worshipswake.wordpress.com
A small word, should be easy to be and do.
Oh, that’s easy. I’ll pray to you to ask you what I need.
I may even show up once in a while in Church to worship you.
You keep saying that, am I getting it wrong?
I love all my neighbors.
We get along great as long as we all stay within our property lines.
I don’t think that is such a small word.
Not easy to be. Not easy to do.
I’m trying Lord, forgive my distractions and idols.
Help me see the invisible, those in pain, those in need.
Love with all our Heart and Soul and Mind.
-©2014 Nathan Decker, www.worshipswake.wordpress.com
Within the heavens,
Within the moments of coincidence,
Within the intricacies of theology and science,
Within the mystery and the unknown,
and within the heavy emotions and heart-felt convictions:
Lord, we seek you.
Yet, you are on earth – revealed through your creation,
You are in the ordinary and everyday unnoticed and unrecognized,
You are in the spaces beyond knowledge and yet in plain sight,
and you are seen and felt more in our actions of hope and love
than our reactions of devotion or internal chemistry:
Lord, reveal to us.
Within the busy-ness of bees,
Within the ringtones of notifications,
Within the individualism and self-reliance,
Within the selfishness of pride and the self-righteousness of pain,
and within the our day to day ignorance:
Lord, seek us.
Wonderful Jesus, as we play hide and seek together,
Increase our faith and faithfulness this day. Amen.
-(CC) 2014 Nathan Decker, www.worshipswake.wordpress.com