Sunday 22nd July (16B)

On the premise that ‘less is more’ I often attempt to express my thoughts in poetic form, mostly haiku, but occasionally cinquain. This week it turned out to be some of both. The 4-verse Prayer of Preparation touches the First, Epistle and Gospel readings for next Sunday.

God of glory,
wilderness tent-dweller:
no fixed abode, you make our hearts
your home.

Light of the world;
the Christ, who is our peace:
you bring us into the household
of God.

now among us;
you rest us, renew us,
By your presence we are people
of God.

One God,
we worship you:
Source, Word and Breath of life,
comfort us as we also bring
our pain.
        © Jeff Shrowder, 2012.

Made one,
new humanity;
citizens with the saints,
members of the household of God
in Christ.
        © Jeff Shrowder, 2012.

We have been brought near,
no longer strangers, aliens:
yes, Christ is our peace
        © Jeff Shrowder, 2012.
  More for Sunday 16B…