Monday, January 15, 2024

Ruler of Wind and Waves

Amaryllis bud in front of bokeh Christmas lights

Eternal, omnipotent God, 
Ruler of wind and waves,
Who raised a storm against your wayward prophet
And spoke hush to the waves swamping the disciples' boat,
Who sent a great fish to swallow the one and called many fish into the nets of the others:
Speak peace to the troubled hearts of Your children;
Where we are wayward, use the storms to drive us back to You;
Where we are worried (and, Lord, we are worried), speak Your peace that passes understanding into our hearts, souls, minds, and bodies;
Only You are strong enough to carry all the weight of all our worries;
Only You are loving enough to want to.
Provide everything needed, from discipline to daily bread;
Have mercy on our frailties and sins;
Heal our sorrows and sicknesses;
Grant us rest in the Almighty Love come down at Christmas and abiding always,
in Jesus' name, Amen.

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