April 8

Disturbing God, your generosity of grace knows no bounds,

it is unfathomable in depth, immeasurable in breadth.

You disturb me, provoke me, challenge me to do the same—
to offer my resources,
my gifts,
my passions
to make right relations,
to feed the hungry,
to resist evil,
to stand for justice,
to work for dignity for all.

I pray that you soften my heart and open me wider to serve You

with energy and imagination.

I pray now for all the brokenness that I am aware of in this world…

(take a moment of silence)

I pray now for those who suffer from illness of all kinds…

(take a moment of silence)

I pray now for the concerns that simmer in my heart…

(take a moment of silence)

I pray now for the prayers that I have no words for…

(take a moment of silence)

I offer these prayers in the name of Jesus, my brother, my teacher and my redeemer, Amen.

Categories: Lenten Devotionals