Jan 15, 2013

Prayer: Quietly Prophetic


Here’s a prayer of petition from John van de Laar.

 

Quietly Prophetic

 

In a cynical and despairing world, O God,

give us a quietly prophetic voice

to proclaim your hope.

 

In a violent and angry world, O God,

give us a quietly prophetic voice

to proclaim your peace.

 

In a dismissive and disinterested world, O God,

give us a quietly prophetic voice

to proclaim your compassion.

 

In a lonely and inhospitable world, O God,

give us a quietly prophetic voice

to proclaim your love.

 

In a grieving and weeping world, O God,

give us a quietly prophetic voice

to proclaim your joy.

 

May we be so captivated by your hope, O God,

that we cannot help but to whisper,

to sing, and to enact,

the message of your reign

which is always coming into our world;

And may our quietly prophetic lives,

be channels of your restoring grace

wherever we may go.

 

Amen.

 

~ written by John van de Laar, and posted on Sacredise.com.