25 February 2010

isaiah 58:1-9

"is not this the kind of fasting i have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter..."

open our eyes to the contradictions that are around and within us.
help us to see our own inconsistencies.

[teach us to live more simply so that we can share our resources with the unfortunate.
embolden us to give not just from our excess but from our substance.
remove the blinders that shield us from the hurt, need and loneliness all around us.
help us to see all your children as you see them, and to love them as you love them.]

thy kingdom come.

[Jesus taught us to ask the Father that his eternal, unshakable, heavenly kingdom be extended to our temporal, unstable, earthly lives.]


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