Prayer & Praise
We love to tell the old, old story.
We love to sing the old, old song of your saving deeds of mercy and freedom and healing and newness.
We know about Exodus freedom and dancing tambourines.
We know about land and huge clusters of grapes.
We know about rivers of water and rivers of oil.
We know about the strangeness that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the dead are raised, the poor rejoice.
Give us courage to trust what we know and to obey what we hope.
We know that the old, old story-in our telling-becomes a new, dangerous, transforming song.
And so we sing!
Walter Brueggemann. Prayers for a Privileged People (pp. 109-110). Kindle Edition.