Faith, prayer, advent

God,

 

Scripture says you hear our prayers so here goes: We are messed up. We know we need to love others but we look for faults. We criticize. We pick sides and in doing so vilify the other side. We are overwhelmed by the divisiveness, the sickness, the hurt, the pain. And we just..can’t..anymore.

 

We are sorry.

 

Fix us. Overwhelm us with your love. Heal those who are hurting physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually so that we may be healed.

 

By the power of your Holy Spirit, make this world new once more. Help us to break down the barriers we have built up to guard our hearts against feeling anything so that we can once again feel your powerful presence working in us, making this world a better place.

 

We love you.

 

Amen.

 

“Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.”

‭‭James‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NRSV‬‬

https://www.bible.com/2016/jas.5.16.nrsv

 

Until Everyone Hears,

Shannon

P.S. - During Advent, your challenge is to get 25 items for a local food pantry and write inspiration words on them. You can find more details here.

 

What are your thoughts?