The prayers of the saints...

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I am writing a reflection about commitment for church this Sunday and rather than just reading out Romans 12:1-2 in the Message I have turned it into this prayer:

Father, please help us to take our everyday, ordinary life—our sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before you as an offering.

Jesus, please help us to remember that embracing what you are doing for us is the best thing we can do for you.

Holy Spirit, please don’t let us become so well-adjusted to our culture that we fit into it without even thinking. Instead, help us fix our attention on you so that you change us from the inside out.

Amen.

Apart from the Lord’s prayers and a few blessings/doxologies praying part of the bible is not something that I do very often. So this has got me wondering about what you do: • What parts of the bible, if any, do you pray? • What are the prayers written/spoken by anyone across history that inspire/help you? • What are you praying about/for at the moment?

If you are interested I have included the rest of the reflection here

Paul Mayers