Today we met via Zoom, using a prayer video by Kelly Ann Hall called The Great Reversal which is featured on The Work of the People website and was inspired by Isaiah 60. Here are some excerpts:
Look up, Love, take your eyes off the ground, show your face!
A new day is here. The light is rising over you, shining brightly, moving shadows, touching your face—you are brilliant with it!
Darkness may come and go, but the glory of our Creator is a constant companion, a steady light.
So, take the gift of this day you are given. Let the light enlighten you, emanate from within you, become you, be you.
Everything wrong side up is being upended. The table is extending, rounding. You have a place that is only yours. And everyone, everyone, everyone at this table will have more than enough.
So, stand up. Open up. Take it all in, and shine.
We discussed our feelings/thoughts on the many images in the video and then treated ourselves to 5 minutes doing something enlightening (reading a poem/listening to a song etc) which we hoped would then allow light to emanate from us.
Then a time of prayer for others;
Source of light
We, and all of humanity, are precious to you
May your sunlight make us brilliant and emanate from within us
So that these we have prayed for are able to shine
And finally the bread and wine
This bread is born of sunlight streaming down onto golden fields, enlivening, enriching and bringing forth plenty.
In eating it we absorb the power of the sunlight and pray it will enliven, enrich and bring forth plenty in us and those to whom we radiate
This wine is born of sunlight streaming down onto terraced purple vines, enlivening, enriching and bringing forth plenty.
In drinking it we absorb the power of the sunlight and pray it will enliven, enrich and bring forth plenty in us and those to whom we radiate