August 9, 2019
Prayer for God-Inspired Imagination: There are those who look at a large piece of marble and see a human form ready to emerge. There are those who hold a lump of clay and picture a chalice ready to be formed. There are those who have been given the Spiritual Gift of Imagination. Some have been called artists, some dreamers, and others prophets. They see, not what is, but what could be. Today, O God of this Gift, we seem to lack those whose imagination is inspired through the lenses of love, mercy, compassion and hope. Instead, we find an ancient and destructive story being recycled, retold and revived. Though we celebrate resurrection, there are many things that should remain firmly in the grave. The stories of destruction are one such thing. Call and inspire another generation of those who can imagine what you already see. Beckon forth those with a heavenly perspective, who see creation as it was intended. For those of us with other gifts, let us listen carefully to the vision these prophetic voices offer. Provide us the courage, Lord God, to find our place in the embodied hope they reveal. Instill within us a willingness to risk and participate in the necessary work between imagination and consummation. Amen.
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