Tuesday, 16 August 2011

There's prayer and there's....prayer!

Sometimes when I lead the service at our church I write it out rather than prayer extempore. This is how I began last Sunday, with the riots and world unrest in mind,
Dear Father God we bow in your presence this morning and come to you in the name of Jesus. We do not deserve the great mercy and love which you have shown to us and which is offered to us day by day. Thank you that,
‘the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end’
Dear Father we praise you for your true greatness, and for the majesty and beauty of your character. We praise you for Jesus Christ-he who is fully God and fully man-the one who stepped down into our world, to bridge the vast gap between us and you. Read the rest here

I guess that prayer does contrast rather with this prayer, prayed before the  Nascar Nationwide series race 2011. I hesitate to say 'enjoy',



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