restore their faith

el_greco_14
Christ healing the blind by El Greco via wikimedia commons

Heavenly Father of the Universe,
    there are those among us who say that you are dead
    because you no longer seem to care for us, O Lord.
Help those who cannot see you
    to see your marvelous works in the lives of your children.
Help them to see your healing power and virtue
    in once sick bodies.
Help them to see your splendid love
    in the eyes of a once wayward sinner.
Help them to see your care for abandoned children
    through the care of adoptive parents.
Help them to see the continued grace of your creation
    through the kindness of your sunshine,
    blessing the just and the unjust.
Open their eyes that they might see thee
    and know that you are alive.
In the name of thy Son who died for mankind.
Amen.

Reverend H. Carlyle Church, Jr, pastor in Virginia

_________________

My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
of your saving acts all day long—
though I know not how to relate them all.
I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
Since my youth, God, you have taught me,
and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, my God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
your mighty acts to all who are to come.

Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,
you who have done great things.
Who is like you, God?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s