Awaken to the mystery of being here, and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. (John O’Donohue)
O God of the poor and meek, form us into people who do not conform to the patterns of this world but who conform to the norms of your upside-down kingdom. Give us the eyes to see you in those who suffer. Surprise us in the faces of the least of these. Move us into the margins of this world, and help us to find you there, in your most distressing disguises.
(Common Prayer for Ordinary Radicals)
Scripture Zechariah 8:20-23
20 Thus says the Lord of hosts: Peoples shall yet come, the inhabitants of many cities; 21 the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, “Come, let us go to entreat the favour of the Lord, and to seek the Lord of hosts…
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