Sunday, February 27, 2011

Standing in the need ...

... of prayer --- For the Human Family, taken from, as you might expect, the Book of Common Prayer:

"O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

Caveat regarding prayer: Not necessarily a wish list of items you'd like Daddy-in-the-Sky to include with those keys to a new car; more often than not returned to sender with instructions to proceed. Just where do you think the Spirit within is going to get hands, feet and a voice if not from you after all?

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