An Interfaith Prayer: From the Book Praying Out Loud

An Interfaith Prayer:

The Hollow of His Hands; The Curve of Her Arms

by Rev. Max Coots
Let us pray to the God who holds us in the hollow of his hands,
and to the God who holds us in the hollow of her arms…
To the God whose flesh is the flesh of hills and hummingbirds
and angleworms,
whose skin is the color of an old black woman and a young white
man, and the color of the leopard and the grizzly bear and the
green grass snake,
whose hair is like the aurora borealis, rainbows, nebulae, waterfalls, and a spider’s web,
whose eyes sometimes shine like the evening star, and then like
fireflies, and then again like an open wound,
whose touch is both the touch of life and the touch of death,
and whose name is everyone’s, but mostly mine.

And what shall we pray? Let us say: “Thank You”
This is a prayer by the late Rev. Max Coots of Canton, NY… It has been included in a collection of prayers entitled

For Praying Out┬áLoud by L. Annie Foerster. It was quoted for a Board meeting supporting Creation Spirituality…