Feb 6, 2017

Prayer: Choose Life

Here’s a prayer of thanksgiving and petition inspired by Deuteronomy 30:19. It comes from the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website.

Prayer
(inspired by Deuteronomy 30:19)

'Choose life,
so that you and your descendants may live....' (Deut. 30:19)

God, Creator, 
for your glory shining forth in sky and sea, 
in the changing light on the hills, 
in the flight of birds, 
in the plants of the field 
for the gift of life in all its fullness, 
we thank you.

Jesus, Redeemer, 
for blessing children, 
healing the sick, 
raising up the lowly 
suffering the brokenness of the world in your own body 
that we might have fullness of life, 
we thank you.

Holy Spirit, Comforter, 
for breathing new hope and strength into our lives 
breaking down barriers 
drawing human beings together in love 
resisting all that diminishes fullness of life, 
we thank you.

Holy Trinity, 
in all that we do and say and are, 
may we always choose life, 
for ourselves, and for our neighbours. 
Amen.

~ posted on the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/