Apr 5, 2013

Prayer for Mercy: Revelation 21: 4

Here’s a prayer of lament and petition inspired by Revelation 21: 4.  It comes from Cameroon.

Prayer for Mercy
(inspired by Revelation 21:4)

God will remove all of their sorrows,
and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain.
For the old world and its evils are gone forever. Revelation 21:4

God of love, God of mercy, God of all power!
Why do you let your people die—
your people whom you have redeemed?
Why do you let the earth suffer—
the earth you have created in your sovereign power?
Lord, look and see the misery of the famine that is ravaging your people;
Look and see these children, these women and men,
who are dying of hunger and who cry to you in their need.
Give them, we pray, according to your grace
and according to their need to the glory of your name. Amen.

~ from Cameroon.  In A Journey with Worshipping Communities around the World, written by John D. Witvliet.  Posted on Reformed Worship. http://www.reformedworship.org/