Saturday, May 5, 2007

Prayer: Hope Cheaper than Dirt

Ah, Lord God, may we Your people once again choose to breathe in Your very Spirit as pure air and fresh desire. We open the windows of our souls to You. We turn our eyes to look at the hand of our Master, as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of their mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God.

We confess that You, O Lord, are crushed by our wanton hearts which turn so easily away from You, and our wanton eyes which turn after the fraudulent idols of today: militarism, consumerism, relativism, racism, sexism, and all the other isms of our culture that call for our allegiance. We confess that when we set our hearts on these things our hearts turn to ashes and our hope is cheaper than dirt, for we fail to know the One who formed us and inspired us with active souls and who breathed Your glorious spirit unto us. You also say there will be a time when You will bring Your judgment to the household of God. If it begins with us, what will be the end for those who do not obey the gospel of God? We choose to entrust ourselves to You, our Faithful Creator. We come to You in complete dependence and allow You the occasion to manifest Your power in our lives, to bring us dignity, and hope for tomorrow. Amen (1 Peter 4.17, 19; Psalm 123.2; Ezekiel 6.8; Wisdom of Solomon 15.10-11;

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