May 7, 2013

Closing Prayer: Matthew 25

Here’s a closing prayer written to follow a Pentecost sermon on Matthew 25 (though it could easily be used on any other occasion when Matthew 25 was the focus).  The prayer was written by Steve Stockman.

Closing Prayer
(inspired by a sermon on Matthew 25)

Father God, teach us that
Worldly wealth is not treasure
Ceasefire is not peace
And benevolence is not justice

Jesus, call us with conviction to follow you
Into the upside down Kingdom

And Spirit, on this Pentecost Sunday
Give us your discernment, inspiration, courage and power
To seek first the Kingdom of God and his justice
Knowing that when we do
Everything we need will be added to us.

~ written by Steve Stockman, on SoulSurmise.