Prayer for the third Sunday of Lent
Blessed Spirit of Wisdom,
In whom we live and move
and have our being,
Bless to us this day the vast sky
high above our heads, the sky
close in front of our faces,
the sky we breathe into our bodies.
We give thanks and praise today for
the sky, which is ever changing,
and yet never changes.
We give thanks for
spaciousness and splendor,
sunrise and sunset, floating clouds,
celestial bodies, and rainbows.
We give thanks for all that is
unseen and invisible to us,
all that we are unconscious of,
and all that we take for granted,
but that is vital for life.
Broaden our understanding beyond
our limited ways of knowing.
Deepen the arc of our wisdom
to align with the wisdom of heaven.
Expand our awareness of your
encompassing, embracing presence,
as present as the air in the sky,
even when we can’t see the signs.
Glory, sings billowing clouds,
Glory, sings aurora borealis,
Glory, sings daybreak.
Glory be to the sky.
- Wendy Janzen
Reflections, poetry, prayers, and resources written by Wendy Janzen and occasional guests.