A Prayer About Time, Part One

The following is the first several stanzas of "A Prayer About Time," brought to you by permission of Robert Banks, from his book The Tyranny of Time. This first part acknowledges God as Creator of time, which has implications for how we look at our own experience of time.

God our Father
you are the Maker of everything that exists,
the Author of the world of nature
and of all living things,
the Creator of both space
and time.
Without you there would be no past,
present or
no summer or winter,
spring or autumn,
seedtime or harvest;
no morning or evening,
months or years.
Because you give us the gift of time we have the opportunity
to think and to act,
to plan and to pray,
to give and to receive,
to create and to relate,
to work and to rest,
to strive and to play,
to love and to worship.

The apostle Paul sums up this prayer nicely for us: "In him we live and move and have our being." Hope you enjoy it.


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