In Our Time (Fourth Sunday After Epiphany)

Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
(Collect of the Day)

Nations fall about us;
Empires fail and kings deceive.
The great stand up against us and
We are but children with small lips.

In our time: speak to us.
In our time: grant us peace.

Our home towns mouth their gossip;
Our voices sound like toneless gongs.
Our smallness stands between us and
The greatness of Your task.

In our time: grant us peace.
In our time: be our strength.

Our enemies, they rage about us,
Sure of what we should have done.
Lepers die and widows starve;
The world declares our failure.

In our time: be our strength.
In our time: reveal Your grace.

We run to You for refuge;
We hide within Your rock.
Send us out again in strength;
We quake before the task.

In our time: let love not cease.
In our time: remove our shame.
Speak through us and grant us peace.
In your time, Lord: grant Your peace.

Published by Matthew Pullar

Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls.

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