Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lord's Prayer for Ferguson

Our Mother, Your abiding presence is on the streets of Ferguson and around the world.
May your tears of pain be blessed with an ever-flowing stream of justice.
May Your vision of Your Kin-dom fill our neighborhoods so we all can embody Your Beloved Community.
May Your will be done through our feet, hands, and words as it's done in Heaven.
Give us today a thirst for justice and a hunger for peace so we can all enjoy the goodness of Your Creation.
Forgive us for our moments of inaction as we forgive those who have perverted justice.
Lead us not into the temptation of analysis paralysis.
And deliver us from the evil of apathy so we can work to build better communities.
May all the power and glory be Yours as Your salvation spreads throughout our streets, homes, and hearts.

The "Don't Shoot Jesus" artwork is from the cover of the Hands Up Worship resource

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing a prayer that is, at once, graceful, beautiful, powerful and justice-inspiring.