Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

A Prayer by Karl Barth

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O Lord God, our Father through Jesus Christ thy Son in the power of the Holy Spirit! Give light to our eyes, we beseech thee, that we may see thy light, the brightly shining light of reconciliation! For man’s greatest plight is not to see the light in the broad daylight…Bless whatever efforts are made to bear witness to thy name, thy kingdom, and thy will in our church as well as in other churches…Govern also all honest efforts on the part of civil authorities, administrations, and courts here and in all the corners of the world! Strengthen the teachers in their commitment to the high task of educating the coming generation; the editors and reporters in their sense of responsibility for influencing public opinion; the doctors and nurses in their faithful work of alleviating the pain of those entrusted to their care! Make up by thy comfort, thy counsel, and thy help for our failure to provide for so many of the lonely, the sick, the poor and the perplexed! Show compassion also to all the people of this house and to their loved ones…Into thy hand we commend ourselves and our needs, together with those of the world. In thee we hope. In thee we trust. Thou hast never put to shame thy people when they earnestly called on thee. What thou hast begun, thou shalt bring to fruition. Amen.

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