Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Prayer for Thursday, May 26, 2011

“When the Crowds Saw It”

O God, we are the Body of Christ, we are the presence of Christ, and we are the hands, feet and heart of Christ in the world today.

What do the crowds see when they look at us? What is happening in and through us that would cause the crowds to see us and, more importantly, to see you?

Is our light shining so that others may see it and give glory to our Father in heaven?

Work in and through us, O God, that the suffering of people might be alleviated and that their need for wholeness and healing might be met.

Work in and through us, O God, that we will practice such radical forgiveness and exhibit such radical grace that people will be able to believe in and to accept your most radical forgiveness and your most radical grace.


“When the crowds saw it, they were filled with awe, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to human beings.” (Matthew 9:8).

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