Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Prayer for Wednesday, January 21, 2015


O God,

Some of our scientists tell us that we may live in a multiverse, that the universe in which we live may be only one of many—perhaps an infinite number—of universes.

As if we didn’t already feel lost in the cosmos!

On the other hand, it was already remarkable to ponder how, in the vast universe that we know for sure exists, we by your grace and through your power ended up being here on this planet on which conditions are just right for the development of life. Help us to work together to take better care of our planet since it is, at least for the foreseeable future, the only home we have.

And it was already beyond remarkable to consider that you, the God of all that ever has been, is now, and ever will be, think about us, care about us, and love us. It was and is way beyond remarkable to consider that you love us so much that you entered this world in human form through Jesus Christ who submitted himself to death on the cross for our sake. It was and is way beyond remarkable to consider that you are with us right here and right now.

O God, open our minds to the vast realities of your Creation. Open our imagination to our place in the multiverse (if that's what it is), in the universe, in the world, in our community, and in your kingdom. Open our hearts to your love for and presence with us.

Help us to worship you as the God who made and sustains all that is and as the God who knows and loves each one of us.


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