God, it’s me, I need you. Please meet me. I’ll show up at 1:11 pm. by the tree.
A Prayer at 1:11 pm
In the morning when I rise I hear the birds sing, I see sunshine. I feel the dawn of a new day. Is it you O God?
Show your presence in the midst of today’s news. Gracious God where are you when leaders attempt to demean and demoralize your people?
Merciful God make your presence known when displaced children cry for their mother whose trauma is disorienting and unbearable. Almighty God show up in the bureaucratic swamp and rescue those who live in violent prone areas. Set the captives free, release the victims of mass incarceration.
Holy One, grant justice and free the spirit of natives and slave descendants who are still bound to a master. Creator God release new seeds, rain down cleansing water and a fresh anointing of your oil and daily bread. Fill us with your presence in every step, every space, every breath and every heart beat. Loving God, give us a new song that leaves a lasting impression.
May we be like trees, they stand firm against the winds and trying times. O God, settle us down so we may experience your loving presence. Lord hear our prayers.
We Glorify you and we pray without ceasing in our Savior’s Name. Amen