May 22, 2016

Prayer for Transformation

Here’s a prayer for transformation – of our lives and of our world. It comes from John Birch’s Faith and Worship website.

Prayer for Transformation

“When Jesus heard this, he was amazed.
Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said,
‘I tell you, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel!’” Luke 7:9

If we had a fraction of the faith in you that you have in us
then this world would be transformed, Lord.

If we showed a fraction of the love that you show to us
then this world would be transformed, Lord

If we possessed a fraction of the patience that you display with us
then this world would be transformed, Lord.

If we shared just a portion of the blessings that we have received from you
then this world would be transformed, Lord.

If we showed as much trust in others as you have shown in us
then this world would be transformed, Lord.

If we claimed just a fraction of the power you promised to your Church
then this world would be transformed, Lord.

Transform us first, Lord, that we might transform this world
through your love and your power.

~ Copyright © John Birch, posted on Faith and Worship - Prayers and Resources http://www.faithandworship.com/