God of all Time and Space…

A few weeks ago, I was asked to provide a prayer for the PCUSA Stated Clerk’s 180 days of prayer for the upcoming General Assembly in Baltimore.  My prayer was published on January 23, 2020, Day 32.

God of all Time and Space,

We love our stories. Our point of view. Our stories cover all of our time and space. 

We hold them tight and believe that our story is the only story that matters.

And yet…

in all of time and space there are stories that intersect, pass by, come close with our stories. Stories that we do not know or understand. Stories that have a different view of what we claim as our story. Stories that can change our lives and we don’t even know it. We love OUR story and because of that we miss hearing the stories that cover space and time.

Help us to listen. 

Help us to listen deeply to the stories of others.

Help us to listen and connect to those stories that intersect, come close, pass by or are far away from us.

Guide us in ways that we can let go of the grip we have on our stories.

Guide us to the place where those stories become part of the whole story.

Your Story in all of space and time.

Prayer by Rev. Jeanne Radak, Presbytery Leader, Presbytery of Newton, Northwest New Jersey