Lord, you placed me in the world

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Lord, you placed me in the world
   to be its salt.
I was afraid of committing myself,
   afraid of being stained by the world.
I did not want to hear what ‘they’ might say.
   and my salt dissolved as if in water.
Forgive me, Jesus.

Lord, you placed me in the world
   to be its light.
I was afraid of the shadows,
   afraid of poverty.
I did not want to know other people.
   and my light slowly faded away.
Forgive me, Jesus.

Lord, you placed me in the world
   to live in community.
Thus you taught me to love,
   to share in life,
   to struggle for bread and for justice,
   your truth incarnate in my life.
So be it, Jesus.

Peggy M. De Cuehlo, Uruguay


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You are the salt of the earth.
But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
It is no longer good for anything,
   except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

You are the light of the world.
A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.
Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others,
   that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

 

One thought on “Lord, you placed me in the world

  1. This prayer is needed periodically to realign ourselves to God’s purposes in this world. I keep a file of your posted prayers that I need for this purpose or to express the need and desire of my heart when I have run out of the own words. Thank you.

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