Here’s a prayer of petition inspired by Jeremiah 1: 4-10. It was written by Rev. Donald Ng.
(inspired by Jeremiah 1: 4-10)
we pray that you would touch our mouths
and give us the words to speak
of your Good News in the world.
Teach us not to be afraid
for you will give us strength and the courage to persevere
in times of trouble and threats.
Our world needs prophets like Jeremiah and Isaiah and Amos
to pluck up and to pull down,
to destroy and to over throw,
to build and to plant.
May we become your prophets today. Amen.
~ from a sermon on Jeremiah 1:4-10 preached by Rev. Donald Ng. Posted here: http://w.fcbc-sf.org/sermons/srm020313.pdf