Friday, November 28, 2014

Building on a Prayer

Our God in heaven,
Holy parent of all black, brown, olive, tan, and peach children,

Holy is your name.
It is for praise and glory, not to be used lightly.

Your kingdom come,
We dare to ask for the day of justice

Your will be done,
We dare to ask to be used for your purposes

On earth as in heaven,
May it be so, Lord.

Give us this day our daily bread,
And stop our hands from taking more than our share

Forgive us our sins,
For they are legion

As we forgive those who sin against us,
For they are legion

Lead us not into temptation,
For we are prone to anger, to frustration, to laziness, to despair,

But deliver us from evil,
From the forces that oppose you- wherever they exist

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory-
You alone are God. Everything is yours.

Amen.

Amen.





Excerpted from a post (by me) at RevGalBlogPals

1 comment:

Susie said...

This is beautiful. May I use it ~ crediting you ~ in church this Sunday (ummm ... tomorrow morning. sigh.) in the UCC church I serve in VT? Thanks for the prayer, whether I may use it in church or not...