Friday, March 09, 2012

Lenten Prayer # 16: For Desperate People

Psalm 107:4-6, 8-9
Some wandered in desert wastes,
finding no way to an inhabited town;
hungry and thirsty,
their soul fainted within them.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress;
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wonderful works to humankind.
For he satisfies the thirsty,
and the hungry he fills with good things.

God, you are the rescuer of humankind.  We dare to ask you that life's circumstances will reveal the emptiness of our self-sufficiency.  May we become sick of arrogance and rudeness and self-centered plans.  May we recall something we have known of your love, and may we turn toward you.  When we do, meet us in those moments of turning, of repentance.  May we see your loving heart.  Summon us home with hope that you can change us, and change our lives into something beautiful.  Amen

(Today's prayer made me think of one of my late mother's favorite songs.)

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