PRAYER: To Glorify His Name, by Gilbert Shaw

glorify god

In these dark days when negation has so deeply entered into thought,
and the futility of life oppresses many souls,
when belief and unbelief appear indifferent
and what is left
is natural passion to express the pride of life,
or the empty void of nothingness
when the nerve to live and to create is weakened and suicides increase—

O Lord, forgive the failures of your church to witness to the world
that justice should run down as water
and righteousness a mighty stream,

O Lord, forgive the failure of the Christian life
that lives so worldly
that few can see the life of Spirit
that must proclaim the kingdom of God’s love
to glorify his name.


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