Tag Archives: Meaning in Life

Prayer for Labor Day 2018

Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer:
Six days you labored to birth the cosmos,
Thirty years you walked this Earth showing us compassion and salvation,
Day after day you breathe upon us as Spirit,
and then you rest, and then you rise, and then you pause.
Today, we take a break from our labors and celebrate the work we been given.
Thank you for work and pay.
Thank you for planting and harvesting.
Thank you for purpose and meaning.
Bless our sweat, our stress, and our success.
Bless our rest, our pause, our Sabbath.
In the Name of the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, Amen.
(C) 2018 Nathan Decker, worshipswake.wordpress.com
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Moving to a Stop (Call to Worship)

We are very busy.

We are in a hurry to get things done.

   And yet, there is no finish in sight.

Each task’s end is the beginning of a new chore.

   We are getting no where.

All our hectic pace is running in place!

   We are no closer to the finish line than when we first began.

Burning rubber, but moving not an inch.

So we gather here:

at God’s house,

                                      at the Lord’s table,

                                          at the Spirit’s beckon,

   To slow down until we stop.  <silent pause>

                

Only when we stop do we truly begin to move.

Only when our pace is Christ’s pace are we getting somewhere.

   Amen.

   –©2014 Nathan Decker www.worshipswake.wordpress.com