Invocation: Drum-beat Prayer for Divine Rhythm

Might be used as an opening meditation  at a confessional reflective service such as Ash Wednesday or Good Friday.

Can be read by a single voice, multiple voices or responsively.

Start in Silence.

A drumbeat begins, getting louder than softer.

The drumbeat tapers off into a soft background beat for the prayer.

O Steady One,

we gather in this community of worship,

aware of how we often live out of sync

with the rhythm of your heart of love.

Realign the beat of our hearts with the steadfast truth of your word.

Guide our thoughts

with the pulse of your wisdom,

That we might set our rhythm to the steady beat of your enduring hope.

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