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We Assemble

Cathey Edwards examines why we assemble in worship to do the work of God.


We assemble to do the work of God.

We assemble to do the work.

             Retrieving opaque pasts,

             Imagining luminous futures,

             Naming dark sorrows,

             Proclaiming radiant joys.

We assemble to do—

       To celebrate, to send off.

             To mourn, to hold.

             To breathe, laugh.

             To go forth, proclaim, suture.

We assemble

             Where heartbeats form a chorus,

             Tears fill a font,

             Voices sing of justice,

             Words beget scared story,

             Where two or more are gathered.

We—Travelers, Healers, Doubters, Believers, Learners, Teachers—We,

We assemble to do the work of God.



Cathey Edwards, PTS Student

Prayer for Meinders Chapel

Phillips Theological Seminary

Thursday, May 12, 2011

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