7/2/13

Pause for Prayer: WEDNESDAY 7/3



It's the day before the 4th, Lord,
   the eve of Independence,
      so in the spirit of the holiday I pray...

Keep me hungry for what's real,
   independent of my fantasies...

Keep me honest in my speech,
   independent of the easy lie...

Keep me obedient to your word
   independent of my stubborn will...

Keep me just in all my dealings,
   independent of deceit...

Keep me loyal to what's true,
   independent of the counterfeit...

Keep me constant in compassion,
   independent of self-interest...

Keep me loyal to my friends,
   independent of betrayal... 

Keep me strong in self-awareness,
   independent of denial...

Keep me humble and forgiving,
   independent of conceit... 

Keep me positive and hopeful,
   independent of my fears... 

Keep me faithful in my prayer,
   independent of my laziness...

Keep me steadfast in my faith,
   independent of my pride...

Make me dependent only 
   on your love and on your mercy, 
on your Spirit and your grace:
   all to free my heart to live,
      independent of all else...




   
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