And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John1.14

Glory Seen

Lord God,
You appear to us in unexpected places:
In forests and on mountain-tops
On city streets and in neon lights.
You come to us in the lives of others.
In loved ones in our homes, in unloved ones on the street.

We see you shine out from the ordinary.
We hear your still, small voice.
We feel your presence in our hearts.
We know your glory in our worship.
In bread and wine shared
In music made together
In fellowship with one another.

But, most of all, we see you in Jesus.

For His coming and, in this Lenten season,
for His suffering we offer our grateful, and heartfelt, thanks.
In response, help us to name your glory
In our words and in our witness
So that all may find you for themselves.


Glory Returns

From Hymn to the Light, St Ephrem the Syrian

Our King comes in majestic glory.
Let us light our lamps and go forth to meet Him.
Let us find our joy in Him, for He has found joy in us.
He will indeed rejoice us with His marvellous light.

Let us glorify the majesty of the Son
and give thanks to the almighty Father
Who, in an outpouring of love,
sent Him to us, to fill us
with hope and salvation.
When He manifests Himself, the saints awaiting Him
in weariness and sorrow,
will go forth to meet Him with lighted lamps.