Preparing for Worship
By Peter Menkin—June 20, 2008
God, in the Sarcristy of the Church:
We encounter you—as
We go about our routine
Preparing for Communion.
Yet aware of beauty and the gratitude:
This is the day the Lord has made,
Let us be glad in it.
Doing the work of worship:
Preparing in this room, holy
Sacred items reverently placed.
One of us prepares the wine
Contained in silver; and the water,
For blessing, contained in silver.
The bread for the Body, prepared,
Offered on silver. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
These items that are earthly, memorials of You.
How lovely is your presence:
This sacred time of waiting,
Working, preparing, as we speak
Together quietly, in peace.
"I Peter Menkin give Peace Poem Project permission to use my poem to promote peace. 6/21/2009"....