A Prayer for Vessels

You are Potter… we are clay.

                You are Spirit… we are temple.

                You are wine… we are wineskins.

                We hold this treasure – Gospel Light – in earthen vessels.

 Elegant.

Well-shaped.

Sturdy.

Resilient.

Broken.

Shattered.

Leaking.

Frayed.

Scarred.

Weak.

Graced.

Open.

Devoted.

Distrusting.

Working.

Waiting.

                You are Presence… we are present.

                Thank you.        

Copyright, Jacki Belile 2011.  This prayer-poem was written with love for the women clergy colleagues who are members of the Together in Ministry group I lead each quarter.  We used it as the invitation to worship on Friday, September 23.

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