Prayer & Praise
You are the God who creates and recreates, who judges and delivers, who calls by name and makes new.
This much we gladly confess in praise and thanksgiving.
This much we trust and affirm …
only to ponder the chance that we are too glib,
that we say more than we mean,
that we say more than we can in fact risk.
We make our gingerly confession in a world filled with those who cynically acknowledge none but themselves .. .
and we are their fellow travelers with those who in vulnerability have no chance but prayer to you …
and we stand in solidarity with them.
Thus we ask, beyond our critical reservations, that you be your powerful, active, sovereign self.
Give us eyes to see your wonders around us;
Give us hearts to live into your risky miracles;
Give us tongues to praise you beyond our doubt.
For it is to you, only you, that we turn on behalf of the world that waits in its deathliness for your act of life.
Walter Brueggemann. Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: The Prayers of Walter Brueggemann (p. 124). Kindle Edition.
First! (Bet you didn’t think you would ever see that!).
Father, thank you for another day to grow nearer to You and to share Your Good News with a lost world.
Thanking God for a blessed JOY Place service today. Please pray for Collin. He is a learning disabled man in his 40’s, who attends the JOY Place each month. He has a brain tumour which is causing seizures. He is going to hospital this week to see about surgery or other treatments. http://www.joyplace.org.uk
Good to see you, Randall! Give your daughter a hug for me!
I’m thanking the Lord for these past few years. Despite the testings and stretching, it’s been wonderful to see how gracious and merciful God has been towards me and my wife.
I find that I tend to presume upon the grace of God too often and don’t acknowledge and thank him enough for all his good benefits Psalm 116, Luke 17:11-19
Nonnie….praying for Collin…
Praying for Collin
Praying for Collin here as well…
Prayers for our friends are coveted…I mentioned it on open blogging. Can’t give details, but just really covet prayers. For wisdom for myself and Steve especially, as well.
Praying for Collin as well as Sarah, Steve and their friends.
Continuing to pray, Sarah.
Praying for all
Praying, Sarah– very difficult…