Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday Prayer: Stir Up

Collect for Third Sunday of Advent

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come
among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins,
let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver
us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and
the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer, 211)

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Lord, WE need to be stirred up.

Stir our hearts and minds and thoughts.

Stir our feelings and prejudices.

Stir our convictions.

Stir our faith.

Stir us,

and we will shift and change

and form new creations in You.



2 comments:

Mompriest said...

Many Sundays I lift up the collect and while I'm praying I'm thinking "what??" who wrote this? and "it so doesn't fit this day"....but then sometimes, like the third Sunday of Advent I pray this one and think "Amen!"

Stir us up sweet God, and turn our hearts to you.

revkjarla said...

Oh! I love this...I haven't checked in a few days...
Stir Up! indeed.
Sounds like a sermon title, too!
xoxoxo