Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pause for Prayer: SUNDAY 9/22

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(In addition to the regular audio version of today's prayer, the
text is followed by a recording of Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday")

Audio for today's Pause for Prayer


Lord,

if I haven't paid you much attention all week,
except for when I wanted something from you...

if I've been too busy to take the time to stop and pray,
to sit and talk with you and listen for your word...

if I lived some days or nights this week
pretending you weren't there, right by my side...

if I've let fear or anger blind me to your presence,
to your hand reaching out to mine...

then today, Lord,
Sunday, your day:
I turn my face to yours,
I open up my heart to you in prayer,
I look for you at my right hand
and pray you'll heal whatever pain
might keep me from your peace...

And in the week ahead, Lord,
make me faithful to your presence,
day and night,
until Sunday comes again...

Amen.

Come Sunday by The Real Group on Grooveshark

Come Sunday...
Lord, dear Lord above, God almighty,
God of love, please look down and see my people through.
I believe that God put sun and moon up in the sky.
I don't mind the gray skies
'cause they're just clouds passing by.
Lord, dear Lord above, God almighty,
God of love, please look down and see my people through.
I believe God is now, was then and always will be.
With God's blessing we can make it through eternity.
Lord, dear Lord above, God almighty,
God of love, please look down and see my people through.

-Duke Ellington


 

     
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