A prayer from Brueggemann's Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth:
Holy God--in this precious hour, we pause
and gather to hear your word--
to do so, we break from our work responsibilities
and from our play fantasies;
we move from our fears that overwhelm
and from our ambitions that are too strong.
Free us in these moments from every distraction,
that we may focus to listen,
that we may hear, that we may change.
Amen. Countdown to Easter: 5 days.