Aug 16, 2013

Prayer: Amos 8: 4-7

Here’s a prayer of petition inspired by Amos 8: 4-7.  It was posted on the Fairtrade Foundation website.

A Prayer
(inspired by Amos 8:4-7)

Tilt the scales,
O God of the mustard seed:
That the poor shall see justice.

Share the feast,
O God of Eden’s abundant garden:
That each crop may fetch a fair price.

Upset the tables,
O God of the upside-down Kingdom:
That the least can benefit from their trade.

Open our eyes,
O God of life in all its fullness:
That we may learn to walk the way of your son
tilting, sharing, upsetting this world
Not satisfied
until the products we bring to our table
Give a better deal, to all who hunger for one.
In His name, Amen.