Thursday, March 26, 2009

Prayer for Thursday, March 26

Day 26 : Prayer for the people of Nachipo, Sudan

Scripture for reflection: Luke 4:16-21

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we
must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes
complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be
saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;
therefore we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the
standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore we must
be saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness. Reinhold Niebuhr

Prayer: God of power and care, every day you speak your Word who is Jesus Christ.
Every day you point us to signs of your life among us. Every day you whisper
your guidance, nourish our spirits and reveal your truth. How lost we would be
without your leading. How closed we would be without your light. You bless
people with stories that lift them beyond themselves, connect them with others
and hint at your presence and purpose. We thank you for writers and artists,
poets and prophets, comedians and musicians. We pray that in Australia and
Sudan, everyone would have access to affordable education. Bring to Nachipo
early learning and as children grow literacy, skill and the will to develop. We pray
that as people teach and learn, in the words that are read the wonder of your
world and the precious nature of your children would be revealed.
Through Jesus Christ. Amen.

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