You are the God who is simple, direct
clear with us and for us
You have committed yourself to us
You have said yes to us in creation
yes to us in our birth
yes to us in our baptism
yes to us in our awakening this day

But we are of another kind
More accustomed to”perhaps, maybe,
we’ll see”
Left in wonderment and ambiguity

We live our lives not back to your yes
But out of our endless “perhaps”

So we pray for your mercy this day
that we may live yes back to you
Yes with our time
Yes with our money
Yes with our sexuality
Yes with our strength and with our weakness
Yes to our neighbor
Yes and no longer “perhaps”

In the name of your enfleshed yes to us
Even Jesus who is our yes into your future. Amen.

-Walter Brueggemann

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