Saturday, September 26, 2015

Prayer for the Church


Father, most amazing God,
Thank you for your holy power
Working through your stumbling church
So we grow by your own grace.

Give discernment to resist
Shiny Christian baubles, bright
Promises of holiness
That we purchase--no cash down.

You're the source of holiness,
Inner fire, a heart that burns
Only for your glory, Lord,
Only by your Spirit's work.

Holy Spirit, burn in us.
Burn away our smelly pride
Until you are all that's left
And for us, to live is Christ.

For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:21)

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