Prayer of Adoration, Epiphany 4, Year C — Louise Gough, UK

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year C

Luke 4:21-30 and 1 Corinthians 13

 

God
whose love
is vast and measureless,
wider than the universe,
unlimited and infinite:
In wonder
WE WORSHIP YOU.

God
whose love
will never run dry,
will never fall short,
will never fail:
In wonder
WE WORSHIP YOU.

God
whose love
knows nothing of our distinctions,
our notions of ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’,
and which encompasses everyone:
In wonder
WE WORSHIP YOU.

We praise you that your love reaches us,
in our struggles and our joys,
in our hidden place of fear and shame,
in our sorrow and disappointment.
We praise you that in your love
you meet us as we are, where we are,
sweeping aside any sense of inadequacy,
overturning misplaced dependencies,
and opening a window of light and hope,
until we see in you our one true home.
We praise you that your love comes gently,
a warm scented breeze in the winter hurricane,
a creeping tide smoothing rough sand,
a depth of stillness to a heart in turmoil.

God
your love is beyond all we can tell,
yet we know that you are here with us,
and that you care for every detail of our lives.
We offer you hearts filled with gratitude.
In wonder
WE WORSHIP YOU.
Amen.