September 14 Prayer
Jesus, the form of God
To be like us
Bore on the cross
The very instrument of death and punishment
becomes our symbol for healing power and eternal life.
Death and fear will be gone.
‘For fear is always related to punishment.
But love’s perfection drives the fear of punishment
far from our hearts.’*
Breathe here a moment as a prayer.
Breathe in this grace of healing and power to live.
Fear will rise and fall and have no hold on you
as you accept the now you are living in.
Breathe in the breath of gratitude for friends that surround you,
Beauty all around you, places you have been and
still have yet to travel to.
Poems yet to be written, and the songs still to be sung.
Hands ready to create and nurture
love and compassion.
Breathe in the life that God has given through Jesus,
His name exalted and lifted high!
So trouble your mind no longer with fears that
are no longer helpful.
The very thing that you have been afraid of will set you free.
That’s how the power of the cross becomes real.
May this be your breath prayer today in every situation,
‘Let the love of God and the peace of Christ and
the fellowshipship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.