“So we keep on praying for you,
asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call.
May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things
your faith prompts you to do.” 2 Thessalonians 1:11
God who delivers and redeems,
we have failed to live into the promise of new life.
We have been afraid to enter troubled waters
to help the poor and downtrodden.
We have sought ease and comfort
in exchange for ignoring the hungry and sick in our world.
Forgive us when we have seen our faith in such narrowness,
thinking of only our own salvation.
Forgive us when we have not lived for others,
when we have not been willing to risk ourselves for the sake of others.
Call us into new life,
a life that is lived in the promise of Your love for the whole world.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
~ adapted from a prayer by Rev. Mindi, on her Rev-o-lution blog.