Before praying, take some time to breathe deeply.
Almighty Lord, you go as far as to make donkeys talk so that your servants might sit up and pay attention! How wondrous and creative are your ways of reaching us and speaking to us. May we never place limits on your creative redeeming power or say to ourselves that we have you figured out. Instead, may we embrace holy mystery and admire you with awe. Move us to rejoice in the many ways your are drawing others to yourself and may we delight in your steadfast love that tirelessly pursues each of us. In Christ’s name we pray, AMEN.
Close with the Lord’s Prayer, noting how God’s kingdom is breaking into creation.