The God who hears us (Part 2)

We are the creatures that pray
You are the God who hears us.  

We pray despite the uncertainty;
You are the God who steadies us.
We pray despite evidence to the contrary;
You are the God who reveals truth.
We pray at risk of ridicule;
You are the God who was mocked.
We pray even if we are on our knees;
You are the God who was laid low.
We pray on our last legs;
You are the God who heals the lame.

We pray as our vision fades;
You are the God who speaks in dreams.
We pray because it is a ritual and a habit;
You are the God who knows our limitations.
We pray for things that do not yet exist;
You are the God that created something from nothing.
We pray for people who don’t believe;
You are the God of all people.

We pray for those who have not the breath to utter them;
You are the God who gives breath.
We pray even though we have nothing to give;
You are the God who gives Himself.
We pray even though the news is overwhelming;
You are the God of good news.
We pray even though our days are short;
You are the God who died.
We pray even if we can’t get up;
You are the God who rose again.  

We are the creatures that pray
You are the God who hears us. 

 

Rhidian Brook
From Christian Aid  prayers – Rage and Hope