Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lent 19

"By the power at work within us, God is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine." (Ephesians 3:20)

O my God, whatever happened to the power at work within us to accomplish abundantly for all people? What power have we lost or abandoned that we have failed collectively to achieve -- or at least make a decent start at building -- a covenanted and mindful global community? What spiritual gifts have we sold out in the name of security and "this is mine, that is yours"? What imagination have we forgotten that we possess, what happened to our creativity, for turning swords into plowshares, oil wells into bread baskets, empty rhetoric into wisdom? Dear God, for the sake of your reputation as good, for the sake of your life and body on this earth, we pray for your power to work within us again!

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