“Simple Prayer”

Thank You, God, that You have shown us what love is. That it’s not just something that is verbal, But that its alive and incarnate. That it requires getting messy, dirty and even bloody. We wonder what would happen, God, if we realized that surrendering to Jesus, means we’re going to be tested and be made uncomfortable. If we in the church could learn to see the beauty of chaos there is, the more it’s about Jesus and not about us. If we could be a part of movements, events, conversations, and moments in which, if we don’t exactly know what is going on, we can be content in just trying to keep up with what you might be doing instead of pressing our own agendas. If we could learn to stop whining, stop trying to be in control, and lead simply with a contagious, abnormal joy. If we could be able to live out the gospel in the settings where you place us, no matter how dark or uncomfortable. If when we speak the gospel, our lives could make our words credible. If we could play a part, the smallest of parts even, in helping this beautiful messy thing called the church discover new language, new symbols, new stories, and new forms, so Your creation the church can reach this very world we are all blessed to be living in. God all praise, glory and honor is Yours In Jesus Precious Name Amen.