Nov 6, 2012

Prayer: That we may be ready


Here’s a prayer inspired by Jesus’ comments about the future (Matthew 24:4-14, Mark 13:5-13, Luke 21:8-19).  It was written by Michael Perry.

Praying that we may be ready
(based on Matthew 24:1-14, Mark 13:1-13, Luke 21:5-19)

When the skies grow dark and buildings fall, then hear us:
have mercy on us, Lord.

When deceivers come and the nations rise in anger, then hear us:
have mercy on us, Lord.

When famines begin,
and when the earth shakes to bring the future to birth, then hear us:
have mercy on us, Lord.

When we take our stand to witness to your truth,
when our people are arrested and betrayed, then hear us:
have mercy on us, Lord.

When the sun is darkened and the moon fails to give us light,
and when the stars fall from the sky, then hear us:
have mercy on us, Lord.

When you come in your great power and glory with your angels from heaven:
Then, Lord,
gather us from the four winds—
from the ends of the earth,
to be with you for ever and ever. Amen.

~ written by Michael Perry.  Posted on the Jubilate Hymns website. http://www.jubilate.co.uk/