September 16 Prayer
The lonely outcast
The judged and condemned
The righteous and proud
The bound and scared
All sitting at a table
With Jesus there
Mercy is poured out
All is forgiven
Much is given
Love flows and forgiveness frees
And the way of peace is made-
Receive now His peace to enter the place
where you need forgiveness.
Hide no more, be bold and ask for all you need.
Let me see your full compassion for all
and your anger against the evil
lies of shame and blame.
Set us free with your forgiveness to see with your mercy,
to be your givers of mercy and
stand against all that separates us.
Make a way in us that creates peace
to forgive as we are forgiven.
Make us willing as you are willing to reach out to touch,
the judged and condemned,
the righteous and proud,
the bound and scared.
For we are all the one
You reached out to touch.
May your living waters of mercy flow over us today
to cleanse our hands and hearts.
May our hands be the instruments of your peace today.’
Luke 7:36-50, Mark 1:40-45