Lord, hear our prayer:
Lord, we praise you for the sheer size and endless variety of your creation. The more we discover, the more we realize just how little we do know. We scale mountains and plumb the depths of oceans; we reach the outer limits of space and we look back into history; we understand so much about our own world, our own bodies, our own minds. Yet, Lord, again and again we are confronted with the reality of how little is the sum of our knowledge. All-knowing, all-seeing God, we praise you because there is nothing you do not know, nothing you do not fully understand, nothing that is beyond your comprehension. Mighty, holy, wonderful God, we praise and worship you, Lord of all. But Lord, we praise you more that because of the life, death and resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ, we can know him as Saviour and through the Holy Spirit we can serve him as Lord. Lord, accept our praises, poor as they are, and keep our hearts and minds and lives focused on Christ, the source and reason and the power for our praises.