Friday, February 10, 2017

Prayer 1480

Mural of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Havana.

Most Merciful God, with grateful hearts we bow before You and breathe in your grace. 

Have mercy upon us for our sins, and help us shed the counterfeit faith we cling to for one of restoration, justice, and shalom. 
Awaken our courage to confront evil and fear, and by your help, Lord, unite us to each other in love and brotherhood. 
Stiffen our resolve to proclaim Jesus's message of mutual care and compassion as witnesses to God's peace and abundance. 

By the power of the Holy Spirit, enflame our desire to serve your kingdom, O God, and offer all that we are to your service. 

You know our hopes and our cares, Lord Jesus: draw within your embrace all who seek You or a deeper knowledge of You. 
Place the mantle of comfort and healing over those whose needs we remember before You, O Holy One.


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