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Aug 28, 2011
Prayer of the Day: September 4, 2011
Here is a beautiful prayer of the day written by Thom Shuman and based on the scripture readings for September 4, 2011.
Prayer of the Day
When we hold out our hands to be cuffed by loneliness, you clasp our wrists to pull us into your heart. When our lives are shattered by the injustices done to those passed over by the world, your love puts us back together, so we can serve them with your hope. Emancipating God, we praise you!
When we would build walls between us and our neighbors, you come to be the welcoming gate. When we would curse someone who has hurt us in our souls, you sing us songs of blessing. When we would focus only on our needs and our desires, you hand us the dinnerware and ask us to set the Table. Ever-near Salvation, we would follow you!
When we would feed on our bitter brokenness, you would offer us the Bread of reconciliation. When we would grasp the Cup of peace, and drink it to the last drop, you whisper, 'offer some to those you don't like.' Liberating Spirit, we would be filled with you!
God in Community, Holy in One, free us of all fears and doubts, as we pray as Jesus has taught us, Our Father . . .