Reader: All of creation stands together in awe of the one who hears our prayers.
All: God, we wait in expectation for you.
Reader: In the same way that you bring order from chaos and bring renewal and life to the universe ...
All ... we know that you move, in grace, towards us.
Reader: Even though we are imperfect and broken, you invite us near.
All: We come together to respond, in praise, for your how your spirit moves in our souls.
Reader: We thank you for how you long to have connection and relationship with us.
All: Make our lives themselves a song of joy to you, God.