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a prayer

It's not a comment on the lectionary, but I feel moved to offer a prayer authored by the Very Rev'd Dr. Jeffrey John:

Lord, do something about your Church.
It is so awful, it is hard not to feel ashamed of belonging to it.
Most of the time it seems to be all the things you condemned:
hierarchical, conventional, judgmental, hypocritical,
respectable, comfortable, moralising, compromising,
clinging to its privileges and worldly securities,
and when not positively objectionable, merely absurd.

Lord, we need your whip of cords.
Judge us and cleanse us,
challenge and change us,
break and remake us.

Help us to be what you called us to be.
Help us to embody you on earth.
Help us to make you real down here,
and to feed your people bread instead of stones.
And start with me.

Lectionary reflection coming tomorrow morning.

Blessings,

Dylan

January 24, 2005 in Personal Notes | Permalink

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Thought I'd take a look at "old business." amazed no one commented on this prayer. Thank you for posting it. I like it a lot! Peace & Blessings M.P.

Posted by: Mike | May 9, 2005 10:29:13 AM

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Dylan's lectionary blog: a prayer

« Attn: SBL members | Main | Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A »

a prayer

It's not a comment on the lectionary, but I feel moved to offer a prayer authored by the Very Rev'd Dr. Jeffrey John:

Lord, do something about your Church.
It is so awful, it is hard not to feel ashamed of belonging to it.
Most of the time it seems to be all the things you condemned:
hierarchical, conventional, judgmental, hypocritical,
respectable, comfortable, moralising, compromising,
clinging to its privileges and worldly securities,
and when not positively objectionable, merely absurd.

Lord, we need your whip of cords.
Judge us and cleanse us,
challenge and change us,
break and remake us.

Help us to be what you called us to be.
Help us to embody you on earth.
Help us to make you real down here,
and to feed your people bread instead of stones.
And start with me.

Lectionary reflection coming tomorrow morning.

Blessings,

Dylan

January 24, 2005 in Personal Notes | Permalink

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