Here’s a prayer of petition based on 1 John 1:5-7. It was written by Bruce Prewer.
Cut and Polish
(based on 1 John 1:5-7)
Our loving God, your generous Light is here by day, constantly filling all things. Yet most of the people around us do not seem to notice you. They live as if their days are spent in a darkness from which they must snatch fleeting moments of happiness. In their desperation for brief pleasures, they trample over one another, without caring for the weak or the maimed.
Saviour-God, cut and polish the worship and service of your church until it acts like a prism for your Light. Through our words and deeds, make the invisible become visible. Display the rainbow wonder of your Presence that the lost and the desperate may perceive your beauty and trust the Light in which they live and move and have their being.
God of God, Light of Light, make us a prism for your glory. Through Jesus Christ, our Brother and Saviour. Amen!
— written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage.
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