Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Prayer 1260- Inspired by Matthew 23:13-26

Detail from Chagall's White Crucifixion, Art Institute of Chicago

Holy One, You are the author of all our hopes and the ground of our Being: we rise to give you thanks and praise. We thank you for this day to come: may we serve you in newness of heart with joy. 

May we offer You our talents, time, and treasure, transformed by the power of your love. 
May we work for justice and mercy, having faith in each other and in Your holy goodness and lovingkindness. 
May we strive to purify ourselves inwardly, to be worthy vessels for your gospel of peace and compassion. 

Live in us, Lord Christ, and make us wholly yours: take all that we are and renew it through your love. Send forth your Spirit to lead us into new life, that we may walk in the way of Jesus prayerfully, reverently, and mindfully. Heal us of our hypocrisy, and open our hearts to your truth and transformation as children of Light. Bless us and all those whose hope is in You, O God, especially those we now name.


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