Jun 27, 2012

Prayer: Ephesians 1: 3-14

Here’s a beautiful prayer inspired by Ephesians 1:3-14.  It was written by Thom Shuman.

 

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“How we praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms

because we belong to Christ.” Ephesians 1:3


we sit down
with our sharpened pencils,
to chart out the
longitude and latitude
of your grace
only
to keep running
out of paper;

we tie a string
around each sin,
dropping them into
your sea of forgiveness,
only
to discover we can
never plumb its depths;

we scrabble and scrape,
push and pummel ourselves
from Land's End to John o' Groats
on our self-planned journey,
only
to find
we are at the
starting point
of your Way;

how foolish we are
to try to limit you
by our imagination
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— copyright © 2009 Thom M. Shuman. Posted on Prayers4Today.  http://prayersfortoday.blogspot.ca/