father god, let us come before you with hearts open wide. wide with hope. wide in awe, wide like the crevices we are without your love to give us life.
lord bring our ears to hear you, our mouths to praise your name and our hands to serve the world. thank you for your presence with us wherever we go, whatever we think, whoever we're with. god, may we live true to the souls you created in each one of us, fashioned after a part of you.
open our dreams to the wasteland and let us not stop at the ordinary. we love the unusual nature of your heart and the way you ask us to love. in our fear may we draw even closer to you, trusting your hand.
this is the time to listen, we want no other cloud above us. in jesus' name, amen.