Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

Waiting for me
In the dark chaos
Brooding over troubled waters
My heart beats
Rapidly
Waiting for me
To take the next step
Catch up to what was
Preordained
Before the earth’s foundation laid
I pray and consult
I pray and convulse
Over gathered intelligience
That ends up meaningless
It’s me and the unknowable
Going back and forth
In weighty conversation
Apophatic frustration
Over what he is not
Moving slowly away
From my next step
And at the same time…
Leaving me deaf, dumb, and blind
Without the use of senses
I stand in a new place
Of ignorance defenseless
Confusion and grace
Waiting for me
On the other side of chaos
The unknown is waiting

One of the things that we are trying to navigate as a community is how to effectively represent the different styles and ways that we express spirituality since we come from so many different cultures. It has not been easy as there are so many to choose from across the spectrum of the different races and ethnicities. Some are from a more pentecostal background. Others are from a more high church background. While still others are rooted in an evangelical heritage. Last night we had a prayer meeting and it was an experience of God weaving the unique spiritualities of our different cultures together into something more beautiful than they would be alone.

In that small space of time we got a glimpse of Revelation 5:9,10 as we prayed Korean style with everyone crying out to God in unison for the needs of our church. One of our leaders who is 1st generation Korean bowed down on the floor and prayed in korean. Several of our leaders exemplified a familiarity with God and the plain language that characterizes many protestant evangelical churches today. Finally I close out and shouted prayers to the top of my lungs pentecostal style while people exclaimed “Amen!” and “Yes Lord!” It truly was an amazing experience and I was grateful to be a part of it. God is doing something awesome among us and I know that he was pleased.