invasive God

Intrude into our being, we beg You, invasive God,
and leave us not as You found us.
But rather, for the sake of heaven and earth,

rearrange our ordered sense of priority;
infect our dis-ease with peace;
permeate our rigidly held beliefs with mystery;
undermine our prejudices with love;
question our assurance and assure us in our questioning;
violate the violences we condone with grace;
deafen us to the noise of our world
that we might hear the music of yours;

turn upside down what our culture teaches us to value;
make us response able not to the sense able, but to the awe full;
overwhelm our judgments with your compassion;
cloud our clear perspective on what is,
that we might reimage reality with you;
bury any pride and raise us in humility;
redefine our comfort in the inclusion of the excluded;
unmake us and remake us.

Intrude into our being, we beg You, invasive God,
and leave us not as You found us.
For the sake of heaven and earth, amen.

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