a reformation prayer

Our God,
as we gather in sanctuary and in fellowship—
as we gather for worship—
as we sing hymns,
and tell and hear your stories—
as we pray,
grant us the wisdom and the courage
to know, claim and celebrate with Paul,
and as reformation,
that we are stewards of mystery,
not certainty—
that our proclamation is one of trust,
not of definition.
May humility guide us
into both confessing and prioritizing
as much that we don’t know,
as that we think we do.
And may love always take precedence
over expectations, and rules, and consequences.
This we pray,
hopefully,
in Jesus’ name,
amen.

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