A simple prayer – give thanks, choose life


FROM THE HUNGARIAN BAPTIST CONVENTION IN NORTH AMERICAN 9/2011

To wake  from sleep into this day

Is gift enough for thanks.

To hear a child’s delight in laughter

Is gift enough for thanks.

To sip a glass of clean, cold water

Is gift enough for thanks.

To watch the sunset paint the sky

Is gift enough for thanks.

To  share a moment with a friend

Is gift enough for thanks.

To smell the fragrance of moist soil

Is gift enough for thanks.

To feel the comfort of clean clothing

Is gift enough for thanks.

To form the words that make a prayer

Is gift enough for thanks.

God of all hope; hear our prayer.

When money becomes a prison:

Free us to choose life.

When wealth turns into addiction

Free us to choose life.

When income determines worth:

Free us to choose life.

When poverty equals invisibility;

Free us to choose life.

When economies deepen injustice:

Free us to choose life.

Where greed invents new oppressions:

Free us to choose life.

When finance rules every decision:

Free us to choose life.

Where consumption replaces compassion

Free us to choose life.

 

Amen

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