Prayer: Jeremiah 1: 4-10

Here’s a prayer of petition and commitment inspired by Jeremiah 1: 4-10.  It was written by Stephen Fearing, and posted on liturgyLink.

(inspired by Jeremiah 1: 4-10)

Holy God,
you knew us before we knew ourselves.
You consecrate us even now to be your servants.
Create in us hearts worthy to be your prophets
that we might go where you send us,
and speak the Word that you give us.
Through the power of your Holy Spirit,
place your words upon our lips
and your grace upon our hearts
so that we might pluck up and pull down,
destroy and overthrow,
build and plant,
as you, alone, have commanded. Amen.

~ written by Stephen M. Fearing, and posted on liturgylink.