Resources and reflections for worship planners and leaders
Oct 8, 2012
Prayer of Commitment: Mark 10
Here’s a prayer of commitment inspired by Mark 10:46-52, where Jesus
heals Bartimaeus of his blindness.
(inspired by Mark 10:46-52)
Take heart, get up, he is calling you. (Mark 10:49)
Bartimaeus shouted when he heard you coming,
sprang up, cast away his cloak and ran to you,
asked you only for what he needed,
And when you restored him,
immediately, he followed you.
We give thanks
for the people
who hear and wait for us,
who do not flinch at our humanity,
who do not turn away from our vulnerability,
who really see us with the eyes of love,
that different way of seeing.
May we too see
in a different way
not just the condition of people but their capabilities
not just what they need but what they can offer
not just as labels but as lovable and loving people.
Help us to
learn from those who know their need of God,
and to follow with their faith.