Friday, September 23, 2011

Prayer for transformation

Father, we are in desperate need of transformation, as people, as churches, as communities, and as nations. Our sins are becoming too heavy to carry. Our divisions are too numerous to count. Our arrogance continues to blind us from seeing and hearing you. By the power of your Spirit, free us from the sins, temptations, fears, and systems that distract us from the life you created us to live. We humbly surrender ourselves to you today, and profess with our hearts, minds, and lungs that we are unable to change on our own. Guide us toward a posture of repentance so that we may once again turn to face you and gratefully receive your gift of life.