Equality Prayer

Stephen W. Hiemstra, Twins
Art by Stephen W. Hiemstra

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Loving father,

All praise and honor be to you for you look on us as your sons and daughters with equal delight (Gen 1:27; Gal 3:28) and love our kids even more than we do (Ps 8:4).

We confess that we have trouble living into your example. We fuss and toil to get our way displaying maturity not befitting our ages.

But we thanks you for your loving example in Jesus Christ and your patience with us when we are difficult and sin with abandon.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, transform our hearts that we might love each other without discrimination or abuse. Bring heaven to earth through us, even when we are reluctant servants. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

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37. Prayers of a Life in Tension by Stephen W. Hiemstra

Prayers_of_a_Life_in_Tension_webLoving Father,
We give thanks for the life and death of Jesus who lived a humble life and bore our sins on the cross. Help us to practice humbleness and hospitality with all people. Help us to put on Christ’s righteousness and defend your honor, not ours. Help us to pay our taxes, to turn the other cheek, to treat our enemies with love and respect, to go the extra mile seeing it as a ministry opportunity, to judge the actions but not the intentions of those around us.  Help us to end racial and ethic inequality and practice gender and economic equality in all we do. In the power of your Holy Spirit,  may conflict and bickering and gossip end with your sacrifice.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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