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Praying with Walter Brueggemann

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God of our mothers and fathers long gone and treasured,
God of our grandchildren yet to be and awaited,
God of our years, our days, and even this moment:
Our lives are deeply rooted in miracles before us,
Our faith is richly set in courage running thick,
Our vocation is shaped by all those
who have risked for your purposes.
And now, in our remembering, we are made mindful
of our own place of call, and
our own time of obedience.
We pray for ourselves and for your whole church,
courage beyond our easier timidity,
vision beyond our present tense,
restlessness beyond our steady settlements, and
yielding beyond our will to manage.
Give us appropriate yielding that we may be like our remembered ones in freedom and in love for you. We pray in the name of Jesus whom we remember until he comes again. Amen.

Walter Brueggemann From Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth

One Response to Praying with Walter Brueggemann

  1. arlenerauen says:

    On this Father’s Day, I was reminded of the many people you have invested your life into…the ones you have shared Christ with & had the honor of walking them to God across the bridge called Christ….these are your spiritual kids.:)Though you may never see this side of heaven the full fruit of your labor…please know that the highest calling of building into God’s family has great blessings in this life & eternal reward …May this video encourage your heart as you enjoy Father’s Day….My prayer today for you was that today you would hear from some of those kids of yours as they express a thank-you & reconnect …The video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e79ca-PdR-A&feature=youtu.be Enjoy!!

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