Sunday, June 8, 2008

Oh God, You Call Us....

Holy and Gracious God, we thank you for the gift of life and all the blessings of this life. Help us remember that as you called Abraham and Sarah, as Jesus called Matthew, so you call us to be your hands and heart in the world. Help us to work toward reconciliation: where this corruption help us bring forth purity; where there is error to redirect it; where we veer from your desires, help us to restore us and the world to you. Help us to be the face of Christ in the broken places of this world. Help us to reach out to those who are far off and those who are near. Bring us into your embrace that all may know your peace. Guide us with your wisdom. Strengthen us with your grace. Sustain us with your love. All this we ask through your Son who, along with the Holy Spirit, leads us in this life. Amen.

1 comment:

Mary Beth said...

The prayer I needed...!

I am feeling very challenged to be the hands and heart of Christ, while at the same time maintaining appropriate boundaries.

That is, to do the work Christ intends for me, while NOT personally taking on all the things I see that need to be done, etc.

Please keep me in your prayers, friends