Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Prayer for Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Lord’s Day

O God,

Once again we will come before you today
trying with all our might to look better than we are.

But the truth is, as you know, that we are a mess.
We praise you today because you love us in our messiness.

Thank you for loving us as we really are
and for loving us even when we try
to deny and to hide who we really are.

Forgive us for when we tell ourselves that
we are trying to offer our best to you when
in fact we are trying to look our best for others.

Help us in our worship today
to come before you with all of our messiness,
to lay it before you, and
to ask you to have your way with it.

We are a mess.
But we are your mess.

Thanks be to God!


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