Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Prayer for Thursday, August 11, 2016


O God,

It’s interesting that the disciples recognized the resurrected Jesus by the wound in his side and the nail prints in his hands. They knew him by his scars. His scars identified him, even in his glorified state.

Let people know us by our scars. Let them recognize that we follow Jesus by the way that we bear the wounds of life.

Let people know you by our scars. Let our scars bear witness to your grace and to our faith.

Give us wisdom not to seek to be wounded and not to claim to be wounded more than we are.

But as wounds come to us, use them to testify to your grace, mercy, and love.


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