Friday, March 12, 2010

Prayer For Reconciliation

O God, you entered the pain of humankind in Christ Jesus, in whom you were reconciling the world to yourself: Help us to rely on your reconciling presence in the resentments and enmities we suffer in families, communities, churches and nations. Nourish our confidence that in your compassion all our wounds are vulnerable to healing. Build our courage to address broken relationships with those from whom we are alienated. Deepen our capacity to listen, repent and forgive. As we journey toward your wholeness, form us in the ministry of reconciliation you have entrusted to us, that others may hear your appeal to be reconciled with God and neighbor through the cross and resurrection of our friend and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. -- Titus Presler

1 comment:

LutheranChik said...

Please pray for a friend of mine, half of a clergy couple, whose household is facing the double whammy of some potentially serious medical news and one spouse being asked to resign. Scary stuff.