I was digging through an older notebook today, and I found this poem. I think I wrote it around a year ago, but I am not even sure of its origins (i usually mark an author if I find something interesting), but as far as I can tell-I wrote this around June of 2008. This picture is from one of the prayer rooms at Asbury, from a batch that I shot before orientation in 2007. So I guess we can call this post a re-discovery.
I vaguely remember trying to write benedictions and calls to worship during last summer, so I think this poem is from a night of working on that Project.
In the comments, my good friend Omar (and worship design team alum) notes that he found the prayer in a Lutheran liturgy (here and here). I thought it sounded too familiar and to good to be anything I came up with. A note to me (and other notebookers) to always cite things, because you never know when you will come back to it years later.
The Living Christ go with you
Behind you to encourage you
Beside you to befriend you
Above you to watch over you
Within you to give you power
And before you to show you the Way....