“Father, grace is what drew me to you and saved me. Don’t let me become a a graceless moralist or a master of spiritual self-help; keep, continue, and complete this work of grace in me. Remind me that my job is to stay fully engaged in grace, dwelling in the gospel, meditating on its words, warnings, and promises, and feeding on its comfort in the sacraments. Amen.”
from “Seeking God’s Face” prayer book written by Phil Reinders based on a passage from the Canons of Dort
I resonated with today’s prayer in the Book of Common Prayer:
Lord God, help us to live out your gospel in the world. We pray for those who do not know your love, that they would be wooed by your goodness and seduced by your beauty. Form us into a family that runs deeper than biology or nationality or ethnicity, a family that is born again in you. May we be creators of holy mischief and agitators of comfort . . . -people who do not accept the world as it is but insist on its becoming what you want it to be. Let us groan as in the pains of childbirth for your kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. Help us to be midwives of that kingdom. Amen.