Saturday, 25 October 2014

A man more eloquent than me

Lord God, almighty God. Wonderful Counsellor, please guide us as we pray.
A more eloquent man than me once said…
He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
Lord when we have been quiet in the face of evil please forgive us. Lord show us how to protest. When we see evil, when we see or hear wrong doing, help us to speak up and against it. Give us the words to say to stop injustice. Give us the wisdom to handle evil when confronted with it. Give us the courage to stand against all that is not of you.
- Lord we promise today to trust you and to protest against evil.
This eloquent man also said
Unless you have found something in life to live for that is more important to you than your own life, you will always be a slave. For all another man needs to do is threaten to take your life to get you to do something.
And he also said…
If you haven’t found something worth dying for you aren’t fit to be living.
You Lord God are worth dying for. What is there to be afraid of if You are worth dying for. Jesus you call us to help the poor and care for the needy. Lord when we make you the centre of our life, when we set our goal to be like you, then your calling and your causes become more important than ourselves.
- Lord we declare now You are more important than our lives.
Another quote from the eloquent man…
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Lord Jesus you said we should love our neighbour as we love ourselves. Lord you said to love our enemies and to do good to those who hate us. As we stand up against injustice show us how to do so in love. Show us how to take peaceful action that demonstrates the love you have shown us, a forgiving love that only comes from the heart of the Father. If we are threatened or hurt in response to our protest show us how to respond peacefully and in love.
Lord we promise to act against injustice when we see or hear it and to do so peacefully and through love.
A final quote from the eloquent man…
We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.
Lord lead us and guide us to a place where this desire is created in our hearts. I will say again:
We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.
For we stand in the name of the Lord Jesus, who is our God, our Lord, our saviour and our friend.