Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Prayer for Sunday, August 2, 2009

O God,

We call on you today as we call on you every day—praising you for who you are, looking for your kingdom to come, seeking your gracious provision, and desiring whole and sound relationships.

We praise you, O God, as the Maker and Sustainer of all that has been, all that is, and all that ever will be. We praise you for your power and for your glory and for your sovereignty.

We look for your kingdom, O God, knowing that in Jesus Christ your Son your kingdom broke into this world and knowing that we who are following him are living in it. May we seek to know your will and to do your will that we might find meaning and purpose in all the events of our lives and so that we might bear appropriate witness to you.

We seek your gracious provision, O God, humbly thanking you that our needs are met, humbly trusting you to continue to meet our basic needs, and humbly asking you for the opportunity to be the ones through whom the needs of others are met.

We desire whole and sound relationships, O God. We desire such a relationship first with you; forgive us of our sins and cause us to accept your forgiveness. Help us to offer forgiveness to those who have wronged us; compel us to seek forgiveness from those whom we have wronged.

And now, O God, hear us as we pray together the prayer that your Son taught us to pray when he said, “Our Father….”

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