Last December I started attending a liturgical church in downtown Dallas, All Saints of Dallas.

Even though my background is Bible churches I have found, at this stage in my life, I behold God best through the liturgy.

I think it’s because I’m more self-absorbed than I thought.

It’s through the liturgy that I become aware of what and who IDON’T pray about (wow, there’s a lot!)

If I’m honest…I tend to pray for what’s important to me...myimmediate life…people in my inner circle.

But liturgy forces me outside myself and into the community and the  world.

This past Sunday we prayed the following. It has been sticking with me. I hope it sticks a little to you too.

 

Almighty God, the foundation of all wisdom, 

you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: 

Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our 

unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; 

through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, 

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

Amen.