Friday, July 3, 2015

A Prayer for Friday, July 3, 2015


O God,

We need to take a stand.

We need to have convictions
and commitments in which we
believe so much that we are
willing to defend them
and even to die for them.

Help us, though, to take our
stand where it should be taken.

Help us to take it on and
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Help us to take it in the kind
of love that he displayed—
a love that is so committed

to sharing,
to giving, and
to sacrificing

that it will die even for
those who would kill it.

Forgive us for when we take our
stand in ways that demonstrate
that we have not taken Christ
and love into account at all;

forgive us for when we let
other interests and concerns
inspire our opinions and
drive our commitments.

Give us grace to stand
where Jesus stood;
help us to stand on
sacrificial love.


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