Your word is a glue of the universe wherein the whole creation coheres.
Your word is the address of promise and command by which we live.
Your word has come fleshed among us full of grace and truth.
We are creatures of your word and we give thanks for it.
For all that we are more dazzled that your word is carried, uttered, acted by frail vulnerable human agents.
We ponder and give thanks for those who this day speak your word where it is desperately needed and deeply resisted.
We ponder and give thanks for those who this day act your word for newness and peace and justice.
We ponder with trepidation that among us you will yet designate such carriers, such speakers, such actors.
In our thanks for your word, we pray for courage in the name of the one who emptied himself.
Walter Brueggemann. Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: The Prayers of Walter Brueggemann (p. 71). Kindle Edition.