Monday, October 25, 2010

Beyond: A simple prayer based on Ephesians 3:20-21

20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Just a simple prayer/poem/reflkection I wrote based on the simple word Beyond... based on ephesians 3:20-21

Beyond, the senses of touch, sight, smell and sound

Beyond our ability to comprehend and fathom

Beyond, the swirl of galaxy and spender of star field

Beyond the observable the vastness of time and space

You O God, are eternal, with no beginning and end

Beyond the dictates of science and reason

Beyond our wildest imagination

Beyond our greatest hopes

Beyond  our not deserving it

You O God sent your son to be one of us, through his life and death to save us.

Beyond, our church buildings and worship

Beyond our skin and the masks we put up

Beyond our physical material being

Beyond our souls to the very core of our being

You O God, dwell in us by the Holy Spirit, closer than our own shadow

Beyond the fences and walls of our houses

Beyond the restraints of our civilised culture

Beyond the limitations we set on our selves

Beyond the comfort and numbing stupor of our consumer society

You O God call us to follow Jesus, to love as he has loved,


  1. I would like to share this VERBATIM with your permission and am including the bio and link to you (Facebook) - people need to SEE this, especially today, in this very hour with the tsunami "threat" which many are lifting up the nations in the "ring of fire" and praying for spiritual first and physical SALVATION.

    Bless you for your word!

  2. please feel free to share this in any way you wish. We in New Zealand have a great sense of connection with Japan. They sent a Urban search and rescue team down here to help in Chrstchurch and sadly they were on their way home the day the earthquake and tsunami hit there.