Thursday, December 16, 2010

A prayer/poem inspired by the words of Graham Maxwell

Our gracious God
Remind us daily Lord of the truth about our heavenly Father
that was confirmed at such cost by the life and death of his Son
that God is not the god his enemies have made him out to be—
arbitrary, unforgiving and severe
that He is just as loving and trustworthy as his Son
that he is just as willing to forgive and heal
that he values nothing higher than the freedom
dignity and individuality of his intelligent creatures
whose love, faith, and willingness to listen and obey
must be freely given
that it is this everlasting Good News
that wins the trust and admiration of God’s loyal children
throughout the universe
May we desire truth in our inward beings
and to be taught wisdom in our secret hearts.
Create in us clean hearts, O God
and put new and a right spirit within each of us
We ask these things in the name of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ.

revised 12/14/10

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Andy, for your prayer/poem. I know Graham would have approved, I can see his smiling face and sparkling eyes!

I sent it on to his two daughters in SoCal.

I hope I am nearby on Heavenly Way when Graham meets God for the first time, and God invites him to sit and chat, and God tells him, as he said of Job millenia ago, "You have said of me what is right!" Can you see Graham's beaming face?!