Friday, January 11, 2008

Tuesday Prayer (on Friday)

Another Tuesday prayer from Erik. Again, if you are interested in using these prayers, please email him.

Tuesday Prayer based on texts for the Baptism of Jesus:

Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 29 (3)
Acts 10:34-43
Matthew 3:13-17

You got us gentiles started on that trend,
washing for purity's sake
except that you deliberately welcomed the impure--
bacon-eaters, shifty tax collectors, adulterers.
The more we welcome in your name, the more we find
your Holy Spirit has preceded us
and so have you.
Invite and cajole us into an ever-wider
and more daring welcome in your name
so that simple water
will wash the world.

© 2008 Erik Doughty. Permission to reproduce this work is granted only when the author is credited.

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