I notice the tedium in my private prayers, and I suspect I'm not alone in noticing it in corporate prayers. As we reach the prayers of the people each week, often the same people have been on the list (in the same order), for weeks, if not months. If I went back to my old parish, I bet I could still recite parts of their list of those in need. That ongoing faithfulness in petition is part of being the body of Christ together-- but like all other relationships, even our relationship in and with Christ can have boring bits.
I didn't want to share Wednesday Prayers this week. Because of the tedium. Almost as soon as I thought that, though, I heard it as "Te Deum." Thee, O God, we praise. The church's ancient hymn, reminding me that when humanity (mine, and all that around me) brings on a haze of torpor, it's time to look elsewhere.
Is there a characteristic of God's that you're particularly aware of this week? Will you share it, and make it part of the wider hymn?
Thee, O God, we praise.