Pause for Prayer: FRIDAY 8/18

As I read and listen to the news, Lord,
I keep thinking of how much we need you,
how much we need your wisdom,
your truth
and your Word...

In the face of so much hate
we're hungry for love
that gives and gives of itself
until sin is defeated
and grace triumphs...

In the midst of selfish, shallow, foolish thinking
we're thirsty for wisdom
whose brightness and clarity
purify our prejudice and bathe us clean
in the light of truth...

In a world gone mad
from drifting far away from you:
we long for your embrace                                                                        
to hold us close and keep us safe;
we need your mighty arm
to be strong where we are weak;
we pray your presence save us
from the errors of our ways..

Our nation is divided, broken,
lost without direction:
torn by partisans,
governed by pride,
diseased with prejudice...

We beg your intervention, Lord,
and pray you use the likes of us
to speak the truth with power,
to mend with care what's broken,
to heal the wounds that bleed,
to right what's gone so wrong,
to raise our young in faith,
to fuel the fire of hopefulness,
to yield a crop of justice and of peace...

In these troubled days, O Lord,
we know we can't do this on our own:
only with your help, your Word, your truth,
you Spirit pulsing, breathing deep within us,
only with you, Lord,
might we find anew the peace
that only you can give...

Help us, Lord our God:
without you we are lost.
without you we will perish...

Help us be your people
and deliver us, O Lord,
deliver us, we pray...



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