Oh Holy See-er,
May your look break through the surface of our skin,
to pierce open our hearts.
May we have the courage
for the examination of your Love,
knowing that you see us for all of who we are~~
selfish and good,
beloved and betraying,
confused and sure and hopeful and hurting.
You see us with great potential in all of who we are,
You anoint us as your servants, in spite of our flaws.
You will lead us,
and when we stray from your sight,
You will call us, you will come and find us,
because we belong to You.
We pray this day for all those
whom the world has closed its eyes upon~
children that suffer from ravages of war and occupation,
mothers who cannot feed their starving babies,
for fathers, conscripted by powers beyond their control.
We pray this day for hearts that are corrupted
by greed, by silence and fear….
We pray this day for hearts that grieve
from loss, broken relationship and betrayal….
We pray this day for hearts that ache
from disease and fatigue and mental illness….
We pray this day for hearts that fear
because of physical danger or failure…
We pray this day for hearts near to our hearts that need our prayers…
We offer our prayers to you,
in the name of all that is holy,
The Rev. Karla Miller is Minister for Community Life at Old North Church in Marblehead, MA (just a few miles north of that Other Old North Church in Boston.) She is a contributor to the RevGals book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit.
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