May 21, 2012

Prayer: John 3: 1-17

Here’s a prayer inspired by the story of Nicodemus (John 3:1-17).  It was written by Eileen Klassen Hamm.

Prayer: Blow, Wind of God
(inspired by John 3:1-17)

Blow, wind of God,
Blow away the tight rules that hold me back from trusting, risking, loving
Blow away my sin that stands in the way of encountering my neighbors
Ready me for birth
Prepare me for risk
Equip me with courage and vision for the new thing that waits around the corner
We cannot choose the stories we have inherited
But we can choose the stories that we become.
Amen

— written by Eileen Klassen Hamm (second line by Dori Zerbe Kornelson).  Posted on the website of the Superb Mennonite Church. http://www.superbmennonite.org/