"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people..." - 1 Timothy 2:1
God, you want us to pray.
To pray for and about everything.
You expect us to pray
Even the unlovely.
Even the prideful.
Even the hateful.
For the liars and the control-freaks,
for the thieves and the bullies
for the gossips and the murderers.
In other words,
you want us to pray for others
you want us to pray
Change me O God.
Align my heart with yours.
Fix my eyes on you and help me see,
with your eyes,
through your heart.
Grace, mercy, compassion and healing
are what you offer.
Even the ones we hate.
Even the ones we fear.
Even the ones we don't understand.
With a Courageous Heart,