Eternal Prayer

Tulips 2018

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Eternal Father:

All praise and honor are your for you place eternity within our vision and gives us souls that save us in your eternal embrace.

We confess our foolishness for presuming on your grace and thinking that mercy through Jesus is cheaply available without true devotion and faith.

Thank you for the love that you demonstrated in the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, our savior and eternal role model.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, dwell in our hearts that Christ’s salvation will nourish our faith daily. Wipe away the despair of loneliness and doubt. Grant us the strength to be faithful stewards of your grace to those around us that your peace may remain our peace, now and always. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

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Prayer for Transcendence

CloudsBy Stephen W. Hiemstra

Heavenly Father,

We praise you for your glory, that you are holy, set apart, and stand outside of time.

All glory is yours for we are sinful, quick to compromise, and mortally bound to times and places beyond our control.

Do not leave us content to look into the mirror, to grasp at visceral pleasures, or to chase after temporal temptations.

Lift us out of the mire of power politics, the pit of merchants wares, and the icy embrace of superficial inattention.

Remind us that it is not all about us–salvation is your gift, not ours. We need only accept it and live in obedience to you.

Through the power of you Holy Spirit,

remind us of our past;  let your mercy guide our steps; may we live in the hope of the resurrection.

By Jesus’ example, and in his name, Amen.

Prayer for Transcendence

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