Monday, March 1, 2010

Lent 11

be kind, o god
kind and loving
for this is what people say about you

be gentle, el olam
gentle and quick with healing
do not spoil your reputation on earth

be present, emmanuel
present and encouraging of new life
fail not the generations who have testified to you

be strong, jehovah jireh
strong and on-fire for justice
redress corrupt power to reveal your authority

El Olam (Everlasting God), Genesis 21:33
Emmanuel (God With Us), Matthew 1:23
Jehovah Jireh (The LORD Will Provide), Genesis 22:14

1 comment:

Ray said...

Nice use of the names for God. Really like this prayer. Thanks!