Prayer: Surprise Us!

Here’s a prayer inspired 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 and Mark 6: 7-13, two of the suggested scripture readings for Proper 9 B.  It was written by Bruce Prewer.

(based on 2 Corinthians 12: 2-10, Mark 6: 7-13)

We thank you, loving God,
for the surprises which you spring on us!
You take the unlovely and cherish them,
the mediocre and make them gifted,
the mere nobodies and ordain them your apostles.

You entrust us with an authority and ministry
far beyond our own strength.
We are reticent.
Yet under your patient care
we discover that all things are possible to those who love you.

Surprise us again, loving Friend.
Surprise us with the Christ who believes in us
and the grace which is made perfect in human weakness.

Through Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen!

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page.