PASTORAL PRAYER FOR JULY 10, 2022
You have said that the meek are blessed,
that those who choose to serve others for no personal gain
will inherit the earth.
But how can this be, Lord?
Please show us how.
In our world, the meek get ignored – or taken advantage of.
Yet meekness is what you modeled.
You gave up all privilege.
You had divine power and prestige at your disposal,
yet you chose to come as a servant –
even when that choice brought you suffering and death.
Show us today how to live with faith and confidence
in your upside-down kingdom.
Change our imagination, rearrange our priorities,
re-create our very way of seeing.
Otherwise, pride and power and winning
make so much more sense.
Show us the giant promise of your “little” ways.
Help us to desire humility, honor it in others,
and choose it for ourselves,
that we may do your true work
and reveal your beauty in this world.