Sunday Prayer 40

Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you. (Psalm 73:25)

God, my God,
You are my total treasure
in this life and the next.

Earth’s joys are great:
bright beauty, love’s pleasures,
good gifts, and sweetest songs.

But these pale compared to
the promised joys of heaven:
no more fears, no more pain,
the old order gone, and all made new.

Still, the greatest of all joys
is found in You:
You at the center, You as the light,
You and Your banquet,
You face to face.

What other gift than You could ever
satisfy so completely our deepest desires?
Be praised today,
God, my God.

[This is part of a series of prayers for Sunday worship preparation that begins here.]

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