We’re back, with another exciting Tuesday Tea-ology! What do we make of Animism? And what about Yorkshire tea?
Light of all lights, illumine me with the brightness of your holiness, so that I may today reflect in some small measure your brilliant purity. Put to flight, Light of light, the brooding clouds of the world, and shine into the darkness of my soul. Warm my heart and guide my steps, so that my life may be worship and my worship glorifying to you. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, shine upon us in your infinite majesty—Amen.
Risen Savior, thank you for this day to celebrate your resurrection. Let your victory be the praise of my heart and your glory the theme of my joy. You have triumphed in majesty and might. Sin is broken, death dealt a mortal blow. The stone is rolled aside, and the tomb no longer holds a power over us. Glory to you, Christus Victor, Lord triumphant, King forever!
Welcome, Holy King, come to deliver us from sorrow, sickness, and sin. Welcome to your world in turmoil, which only you can save. Welcome, gentle conqueror, come to us astride a donkey in the majesty of humility. How startling is your strength, how awesome your arm reaching down so far; you take upon yourself the depths of our lowness, and lift us to the heights of your glorious salvation. Welcome, Savior of the world.
Lord God Almighty, you are great beyond all description and worthy of all praise and worship. Infinite majesty, Triune mystery, Father-Spirit-Son, thrice-holy Three-in-One, all thoughts fail and words wilt in the attempt to describe your glory. Time cannot measure you, space cannot contain you, danger cannot threaten you, opposition cannot challenge you, evil cannot touch you—God forever praised! Be exalted in this day, and in your people, and in my heart—Amen.
Thrice-holy, almighty, majestic and merciful God Three-in-One, we worship you today. Be exalted in our hearts and lives; be exalted in the gathered worship of your Church throughout the world; be exalted among the nations and over every throne and government; be exalted in all of your creation. You are worthy and wonderful, great and good, deserving of all honor and glory and praise, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—Amen.
Bright sunrise and sere grey skies alike declare your glory with the rising of the day, O Majesty Divine. Father, Son, and Spirit, God so mysteriously one and three, be glorified in the rustling morning and in my rising heart. Turn my heart to you today. Fix my eyes on you as I go about my tasks, so that in labor and learning I will live in devotion to you. Strengthen and protect me, God Almighty, for your glory—Amen.
Righteous and Holy God, you are worthy of all adoration and praise. Wise and Powerful King, you are worthy of all wonder and awe. Gracious and Merciful Father, you are worthy of all thanks and love. Be praised in your holy majesty; be worshipped in your awesome might; be adored in your wonderful compassion; be glorified, Glorious God. Bless me tonight with thoughts of your worthiness—Amen.
Almighty God, you fill the Earth with your glory as you fill the horizon with morning light. The clouds proclaim your beauty in their colorful parade, and even bare tree boughs reddened with sunrise and the dull grass of winter calmly reflect your majesty. Fill this day, fill my heart, with awe before your greatness. Be glorified, Glorious One, in your world, and in your church, and in your servant today—Amen.
Be glorified, wonderful Savior, in this day that you have made; be glorified in this life that you have redeemed, in the church that you have called from darkness into light. Be glorified in this kingdom you have won and in the victory to come. We celebrate the incarnation, your mysterious invasion of the kingdom of death, by which you—the Life—came to bring us life anew. Be glorified, forever more.