Sep 13, 2011

Affirmation: Save Us from our Unbelief

(inspired by Mark 9:14-29)

When we expend great efforts on a good cause
and see little result for our labour,
God of Abraham and Sarah, Moses and Miriam, Mary and Jesus,
We believe in you, please save us from our unbelief.

When we profoundly and faithfully seek the healing of a friend,
but to no avail,
God of Abraham and Sarah, Moses and Miriam, Mary and Jesus,
We believe in you, please save us from our unbelief.

When we witness by word and deed to the Gospel
yet see no obvious fruits,
God of Abraham and Sarah, Moses and Miriam, Mary and Jesus,
We believe in you, please save us from our unbelief.

When disasters happen to the faithful,
while unbelievers flaunt their prosperity,
God of Abraham and Sarah, Moses and Miriam, Mary and Jesus,
We believe in you, please save us from our unbelief.

When we pray with anguish over a lost soul
but see no change for the better,
God of Abraham and Sarah, Moses and Miriam, Mary and Jesus,
We believe in you, please save us from our unbelief.

When we get so frustrated with our own failures
that we become carping critics of others,
God of Abraham and Sarah, Moses and Miriam, Mary and Jesus,
We believe in you, please save us from our unbelief.

When we seem tempted beyond that which any mortal should have to bear,
God of Abraham and Sarah, Moses and Miriam, Mary and Jesus,
We believe in you, please save us from our unbelief.

When we are weary of body and soul,
and feel like retreating into a closed-off piety,
God of Abraham and Sarah, Moses and Miriam, Mary and Jesus,
We believe in you, please save us from our unbelief.

For yours is the kingdom of unlimited opportunities,
the innovative and resilient power of saving love,
and the surging glory of the love which never ends
Amen!

— written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage. Visit his website for many other good resources and ideas.


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