Psalm 61:3

Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; for You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Bold Prayer, Bold Confession

(Recent events have me thinking about what kind of prayer might be acceptable in the presence of members of the clergy from other religions.  I offer this example for your thoughts and consideration.)

Lord Jesus Christ, You have shown humanity the true meaning of compassion in Your sacrificial death.  You have given us true and certain hope in Your triumphant resurrection.  Silence all those present who would offer a false compassion or a false hope.  Put an end to the blasphemous schemes of the devil who would turn our attention to other gods, to false religions.  Forgive us for seeking comfort in a place where You have not promised to be.  Send forth Your Christian Church to speak the truth of Your Word, which alone can offer the peace that surpasses all understanding, that all who do not trust in You for their salvation would be drawn to You by the working of Your Spirit.  Strengthen us and keep us steadfast in the Your Gospel alone, for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.       

(I am willing to bet that if your prayed that prayer in public with other clergy from other religions, you would either be booed off the stage or never invited back, or both.  But at least it would be the clear truth.)

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