Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Prayer of Reflection based on Matthew 5:13

Salt and Light by Bernie Rosage Jr.

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste,
how can its saltiness be restored?” -- Matthew 5:13

Please join me in prayer ...

"God, you placed us in the world to be its salt.
We've been reluctant to commit ourselves,
afraid of what it could cost us.
We have turned away from cries for mercy
and our salt dissolved as if in water.
Forgive us.

You placed us in the world to be its light.
We've been afraid of the shadows,
afraid of the poverty.
We have passed by people created in your image
who made us uncomfortable
and our light has faded away.
Forgive us.

God, you placed us in the world to live in community.
You hardwired us to love,
to share in life,
to struggle for mercy and justice,
May your grace take root and come to life in us.