Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Prayer for Tuesday, December 13, 2011

“They Conspired”

Are we conspiratorial by nature? Or by training? Or by both? Regardless, we acknowledge and confess that we do like to plot and plan.

Lead us, O God, so that our plotting and planning will be toward a positive end and not a negative one, toward a constructive end and not a destructive one.

Lead us so that our plotting and planning will lead us to a greater acceptance of and following of Jesus and not to the neglect or rejection of Jesus’ claims on our lives.

Grant, O God, that our conspiracies will be conspiracies of love, grace, forgiveness, and kindness rather than conspiracies of hate, revenge, cruelty, and apathy.


“When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, ‘You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.’ Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and they conspired to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. But they said, ‘Not during the festival, or there may be a riot among the people.’” (Matthew 26:1-5)

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