Peace for your Path...

"peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." (unknown)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

visit the "Creation Hope" website where this wonderful prayer was created

A Prayer for the Gulf Coast Oil Spill


Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer,

You alone are sovereign over creation.

You alone created the heavens and the earth.

You alone sustain and hold all things together.

You alone are the redeemer and re-creator.

We praise You for your wonderful creation,

But now plead with You for your intervention.

In the face of great tragedy we turn to You,

We ask that You step in with works of restoration.

Be with the families of those who were killed,

May they be comforted with Your peace.

Be with those who were injured,

May they experience Your healing.

Be with those whose jobs are affected in an already tough economy,

May they receive Your provision.

Be with those who are working to contain and clean up,

May they be guided and directed.

What a shame that Your creatures should suffer!

Lord, please protect and heal them.

What a shame that Your creation should be damaged!

Lord, please protect and restore it.

As we ourselves are somewhat complicit in this tragedy,

Forgive us for our role in this crisis.

Teach us to reduce our own consumption,

That we might better care for and protect Your creation.

We again acknowledge Your sovereignty.

We pray that Your restorative work would be manifest,

That Your Kingdom come and Your will be done here and now,

That Your name might be glorified in all the earth.

We pray all this in the name of our LORD,

the Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer of all things.


1 comment:

Scott Williams said...

Thank you for sharing this on your blog. I hope that we are all in prayer about this tragic situation. I am so grateful that we can pray to a God who is sovereign, who is the Redeemer of all things. I have a hard time in the face of awful situations such as this, but I find it so comforting to know that God, who Himself is in charge of the redemption of creation, is in control. There is no one better to put our trust in.