³In the beginning you created through your Word. You created us with
language, giving us life, giving us prayer, giving us thought. Make all our
thinking, jumbled as it is, prayer, so that we may be brought back to the
quiet love, the eloquent silence, of your creation. So often we use your
words to make noise to hide from ourselves our beginning. We call such
noise theology. Humble us so that our presumption to think with and about
you will be of service to one another, your church, and for the upbuilding
of your kingdom. Please teach us to pray so we might speak. Amen
.””

Oh that we would learn prayer in such a fashion that our theologizing would be done in the service of one another, the church, and the upbuilding of God’s Kingdom…

(Photographic art by Sophie’s Life)