Oct 10, 2011

Prayer: Love in Action

Here is a prayer poem written by John van de Laar.

Love in Action

Your love, O God,
is an active love:
engaged,
involved,
immersed.

Your love, O God,
is seen in what you do, not just in what you say:
in the blessing of children,
in the meals with outcasts,
in the touching of the untouchable,
in your presence,
and your self-giving,
in your opening of the way to life
to all who will come;

And your love, O God,
is expressed through people like us:
as we share our wealth in simplicity and generosity;
as we share wholeness in care and healing
of the sick and broken;
as we share hospitality by being truly present
to the lonely, the imprisoned and the marginalised;
as we share peace in kindness, listening and acceptance
with those who challenge us, confront us and threaten us.

As you have loved us in incarnate action, O God,
may we learn to be little incarnations
through whom your love is expressed and experienced
in action.

Amen.

— Written by John van de Laar, and posted on his excellent website, Sacredise.com.  Visit his site for other good lectionary-based prayers and worship resources.