Sunday, August 5, 2007

Sunday Prayer

Yahweh
...hypothetical reconstruction of the tetragrammaton YHWH (see Jehovah), based on the assumption that the tetragrammaton is the imperfective of Heb. verb hawah, earlier form of hayah "was," in the sense of "the one who is, the existing."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper.

Yah·weh
noun a name of God, transliterated by scholars from the Tetragrammaton and commonly rendered Jehovah.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.


Friends, let us join our hearts, minds and spirits together in prayer this day as we contemplate the words of U2's "Yahweh"...

Take these shoes
Click clacking down some dead end street
Take these shoes
And make them fit
Take this shirt
Polyester white trash made in nowhere
Take this shirt
And make it clean, clean
Take this soul
Stranded in some skin and bones
Take this soul
And make it sing

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Still I'm waiting for the dawn

Take these hands
Teach them what to carry
Take these hands
Don't make a fist no
Take this mouth
So quick to criticise
Take this mouth
Give it a kiss

(Refrain)

Still waiting for the dawn, the sun is coming up
The sun is coming up on the ocean
This love is like a drop in the ocean
This love is like a drop in the ocean

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, tell me now
Why the dark before the dawn?

Take this city
A city should be shining on a hill
Take this city
If it be your will
What no man can own, no man can take
Take this heart
Take this heart
Take this heart
And make it break...

3 comments:

Rainbow Pastor said...

I love this Sue. Thank you.

I ask continued prayers for Matt as the doctors continue to seek a definitive diagnosis and treatment for his pain.

Prayers for the people of Minneapolis ; for young people struggling to define their faith; for those is difficult financial straits; and for the ones we love who are far away from us.

Blessings to all my RevGalPal sisters and brothers, too.

Teri said...

travelling mercies for the young clergywomen headed to DC for a weeklong conference...

Lorna (see through faith) said...

Always pain before a child is born. That applies to church too.

praying for you all.