First Unitarian Church of Worcester

Sermons, Memos and other writings from the newsletter and worship services of the First Unitarian Church of Worcester. The First Unitarian Church is located at 90 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608. Our phone is 508-757-2708 and our webpage is A audio CD is produced for almost every one of our regular services. Call our office or send a note to the office at our website to request that one be shipped to you.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Common Prayer by Norman Richardson

The Common Prayer for the September 10, 2006 service was written by Norman Richardson, a long-time member of the congregation. It was contributed to his EvenSong group.

O God, incomprehensible to our finite thought,
We stand in awe and wonderment of our universe,
Unable to comprehend its beginning and extent.

O Mysterious Power, hidden from our mortal senses
By the unfathomable depth and breadth of All that Is,
Let us bow in humility for what we cannot know.

O Infinitesimal Creation, far beyond our imagination
To dream of all your multifarious forms,
May we sing praises for the bounty and beauty we know.

O Force of Energy and Life, prompt us to pray in gratitude
For the Life we have been given and the chance
To make it meaningful for ourselves and for others.

O Principle of Mercy and Justice, teach us to practice
The virtues of compassion, reconciliation, and healing,
In a world fraught with fear, anger, and hate.

O Spirit of Love and Grace, make us ever thankful
For the good we receive and bestow,
And the Love we share with Everyone dear to us.

—Norman Richardson (2006)


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