March 1 Prayer
‘God is for us and not against us.’
We hear those words
God did not withhold his beloved son
Gave himself, his whole self for us
God speaks from the mountain top
‘Listen to my Son’
So we may give
What can we give back to such a benevolent Creator
Who does not withhold from us?
Shall we take this cup of salvation,
The cup of grace and raise it up to the one
Who was raised up for us?
How shall we give him an offering?
Stop here to ask how you are to give back..
What are you to pour out before him now…
‘Jesus, we are listening to your words,
“Do not condemn, do not judge,
forgive so we may be forgiven,
give and it will be given back to you.”
This is hard we confess because our hearts
want everything to be fair and just
We want to see results right away
We confess our need to see things change
the need to be heard and understood.
We ask for the grace to trust
and the grace to give,
for giving is the way to forgiveness
Forgiveness is the way of abundance,
a full cup easily overflows when it is raised up
So raise your cup up, let your father fill you with everything
You need, let it overflow, be poured out and
‘What shall I give back to the Lord for all his goodness to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call upon the name of the Lord
And will fulfill my vows to you before all people.’