Posted by: Bob Clark | October 8, 2010

People are Everywhere

O God, Our Father,

People are all around us–
Your creation
Your image
Men
Women
Girls
Boys
They are all around us…
But we do not see them.

We have a church to build.

People are crying out all around us–
Your creation
Your image
Men
Women
Girls
Boys
They are crying out all around us…
But we do not hear them.

We have a church to build.

People are all around us–
We see them when they have something to offer us
We see them when they can further our cause
We hear them when they affirm, flatter, and praise us
They are all around us…
And we use them for our selfish purposes.

We have a church to build.

People are all around us–
People
They are people
People, not resources
People, not commodities
People, not objects
They are all around us…
Struggling, marginalized, without voice.

We have a church to build.

People are all around us–
May we see them
May we hear them
And may we realize
They are the church we are to build.

O God, Our Father,
Shake Your house
Until we see them
Hear them
Know them
And love them.

You have a church to build.

In Jesus’ name,
AMEN.

**this prayer was inspired by Nehemiah 5.

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Responses

  1. Bobby: thank you!

    russ


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