Prayer for the Weekend

By your Word were all things created
By your Word were all things given
That all might live in your garden
Eat the fruit of the land
Drink your living water
Grow in strength and wisdom
Husband and wife
Brother and sister
Mother and child
 
God of Peace, sow seeds of hope in barren lands
 
By your Word love was established
In the beauty of each created thing
That all might look to the mountains
And in their majesty find you
In fertile fields and valleys
Crops and flocks would be tended
Vineyards planted
Communities grown
Laughter heard
 
God of Peace, sow seeds of hope in barren lands
 
By your Word humankind was given
The gift of true freedom
Lived within the safety of your love
And chose independence
By man’s word are established
Ruler and slave
Rich and poor
Full and starving
Weak and strong
By man’s word are established
Corruption and abuse
Oppression and torture
Selfishness and greed
Within your garden
Watered by your tears
 
God of Peace, sow seeds of hope in barren lands
 
You sent your Word into the world
To live a life of love
To heal the sick
To give sight to the blind
To give hope to the despairing
And your sent your Spirit
To enfold us in your love
To empower us to love
To imagine a new world
Where we eat the fruit of the land
Drink your living water
Grow in strength and wisdom
Husband and wife
Brother and sister
Mother and child
And to live the life of that world even now
As we long for it to overtake this brokenness
 
God of Peace, sow seeds of hope in barren lands
 
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