- by Britt Cox -
God of our statue-still moments and God of our joyous dancing,
You hold us near when we encounter pain and find ourselves paralyzed
And you spin us around with delight by partnering us on our journey
As we come to this place, O God, may we find greater meaning, and authenticity
May we see you extending your hand asking us to sit near or to wildly dance
May the anxious places in our lives be quieted
So that we can make room for your presence to mold and shape
Our fears into hopes
Our doubts into dreams
Our mourning into dancing
Find us new places we have never known and touch us anew
So we may go touch the world in places otherwise unseen
May we live out your desire for this world
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Britt Cox is a self identified foodie, United Methodist, a justice seeker, great dancer, Texan, advocate, traveler, activist, grassroots organizer, and mystic. Her vocational hope is to become an ordained United Methodist pastor working toward justice and equality within the church and world. She is a recent Chicago transplant from Austin, TX and currently attends Chicago Theological Seminary in the Master of Divinity program with a concentration in LGBTQ studies. Before moving to Chicago she developed a community violence prevention program while working at a crisis center for women and children. She has also served with Reconciling Ministries Network for the last four years in multiple capacities most recently as a Jurisdictional Organizer and as a legislative coordinator at General Conference. Currently she is serving at Holy Covenant UMC as a ministry intern.