SUMMIT TO SHORE: Theologically and philosophically informed eclectic ruminations on everything between summit to shore, especially cycling, hiking and backpacking, kayaking, religion, spirituality, philosophy, theology, politics, culture, travel, poetry, and creative writing by John Edward Harris, a progressive Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Minister of the Word and Sacrament.
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Prayer Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
God who stretched the Spangled Heavens,
this past week of remembering and reliving the Apollo
11 Moon landing
has not only jogged the memories of older adults
but excited the imagination and wanderlust of all
You showed Abraham and Sara the stars and said their
descendants would be more numerous.
We gaze out at the night sky and marvel at the mystery
and lure of your ever-expanding universe.
As we dream of and plan for travelling back to the
moon, to Mars, and beyond,
help also to recapture the vision of peace for all humankind.