Sunday, February 15, 2009

selflessness

O Lord,


we live in a sin-laden world...



where we are quick to judge others,
but slow to look at our own faults;



quick to realise our own needs,
but slow to notice the needs of others;



wishing that others would bear our burdens,
but not willing to bear that of others,



murmuring for what we lack,
but forgetting the good things u give to us.



we are so slow to forgive others,
but quick to condemn those who offend us..



and so self-occupied, so self-obsessed, so self-absorbed.



Lord,


only u can teach and help us to love, as u have loved,



to serve as u have served,
in the greatest form of humility when u washed ur disciples' feet.



guide us that we may cast our eyes on you,
as u help us to love those around,



to pray in sincerity for others,
just as u seeked forgiveness for us when u said, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. "



Lord,


we are not worthy to be channels of your blessings.
but we seek that u use us, that YOUR NAME BE GLORIFIED in our thoughts, words, feelings and actions.



In Jesus' name I pray,


Amen.

1 comment:

PP said...

truly a prayer that we must all pray for others and self.

by faith it shall be answered us!