(inspired by Luke 1:46-55)
I lift my heart before You and amplify the proclamation of your glory.
I raise my hands in victory for the triumph of my God and my Light over darkness and fear: bold are your promises to us, and we sing out your steadfast love.
May I proclaim your greatness, O God, from the depths of my soul with a shout of joy and victory.
May I give thanks, Lord, for your manifold blessings and great mercy that maintain my life and my spirit.
You, O God, are my sure provision: great things beyond all telling have I received from your generous hand.
Your love, O Almighty One, forever will I sing joining the chorus of generations in praise.
May I walk in paths of justice and mercy that my life may testify to the power of the Holy One.
For You, O Sustainer, call us to stand alongside the oppressed and fill the hungry with good things.
You, O Mighty One, cast down the oppressor and scatter the schemes of the powerful.
You, O Savior, have lifted up the humble and exalted the ordinary, but chasten the tyrants and call them to justice.
Make us your willing servants in bringing your dream of equity into being.
Your promises are our foundation and hope, O God: we appeal to You in trust and faith as we pray.
The Rev. Leslie Scoopmire is a retired teacher and a priest in the Diocese of Missouri. She is priest-in-charge of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Ellisville, MO. She posts daily prayers at her blog Abiding In Hope, and collects spiritual writings and images at Poems, Psalms, and Prayers.