Friday, February 27, 2009

Lent 3

"So Frickin Beautiful"*

Creator God,
you are beautiful in the morning fog when all is gray
you are beautiful in the landscape of rolling hills, steep mountains and cold Adirondack lakes
you are beautiful in the deep purples, warm whites, and almost-green yellows of cut flowers on my kitchen table

Creative God,
you are beautiful in the rhythms that sway through the speakers
you are beautiful in the comforting smell of fresh bread baking in the oven
you are beautiful in the span of generations, from the wide-eyed wonder of infants to the life-lined smiles of their elders

Creating God,
you are beautiful in the places where your people are praying
you are beautiful in the work of hands that feed others around the table, around the world
you are beautiful in the alliances that seek reconciliation across lines of difference and power

You're beautiful, you're so frickin beautiful
And all I want is you*

* phrase excerpted from "All I Want Is You," Michael Franti & Spearhead, All Rebel Rockers 2008

1 comment:

Reboloke said...

hmmm, I wonder what you were listening to when you wrote this...

I love that song, and I think it's cool how you incorporated it into your prayer. I don't think I've ever seen a prayer with the word "frickin" in it before... but I like the prayer you wrote.