These prayers and blessings were written for the morning prayer time at Bethany Theological Seminary.

God of the wide waiting spaces

Of bounded sanctuaries

Of glistening candle flame

Urge us to wait, sit, flicker to the movement of your coming.

O Ever Leading Wonder,

Place an agreeable spirit within us

As we give thanks for the unknown

Yet to come. Amen.


O Light of Life and Fire Divine,

Move us forward

From here to there

With understanding, wisdom, and confidence.

O Sacred Illumination

Set my heart aflame this day

To see as you see

To love as you love

To walk where you would have me go. Amen.


written by Amy S Gall Ritchie, use with permission


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