Who are you, God? Where are you now?

Sometimes it’s hard to feel like we really know God or understand Him. And we can wonder where He is with so much trouble going on in the world. This prayer is for those moments when we just don’t have the answers…

God of all people, we want to know you, who are you? God of Adam, of Abraham, of Noah, of Moses, of David. God of Isaiah and God of Pharaoh, who are you?

God of all people, we want to know you, who are you? God of John, God of Mary and Joseph, of Peter, of Paul. God of Jesus and God of Judas, who are you?

God of all people, we want to know you, who are you? God of Gregory, of Benedict, of Luther, of Calvin. God of Wycliffe and God of Genghis Khan, who are you?

God of all people, we want to know you, who are you? God of Theresa, of Gandhi, of Mandela, of C.S. Lewis. God of Billy Graham and God of Hitler, who are you?

God of us all, you are Our God, one God. Whether we serve you or we serve evil, you are still our God. Always the same, God for all people, unchanging, mystical God. Merciful, loving God.

God of all creation, we want to see you, where are you now? God of Eden, of Canaan, of Mesopotamia, of Sinai, of Israel. God of Judah and God of Egypt, where are you now?

God of all creation, we want to see you, where are you now? God of Judea, of Nazareth, of Galilee, of Tarsus. God of Bethlehem and God of Edom, where are you now?

God of all creation, we want to see you, where are you now? God of Rome, of Italy, of Germany, of France. God of Great Britain and God of Mongolia, where are you now?

God of all creation, we want to see you, where are you now? God of Calcutta, of India, of South Africa, of Northern Ireland. God of America, and God of Germany, where are you now?

God of all places, here you are now. Here and everywhere, across time and across history. Your story, our story, here and now. Moving in our midst, waiting for us to draw near, aching for us to know you.

Let us tear down the walls between us, let us obliterate our pride and self righteousness, let us surrender our ineptitude and our doubt. We confess our sin and cleansed and refreshed we approach you wherever we are. We want to know you, we want to see you, please let us in.

Amen

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