A Black Friday Prayer

Just came across this in the incredible book, The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard.

During the most hectic and self-focused day of the year…

I think it’s always appropriate to remember who’s we are, and why we exist. We are here to serve and to love. I challenge you, especially if you’re out braving the crowds, to find one way to act generously to someone else- even if they don’t deserve it.

 Dear Father always near us

may your name be treasured and loved

may your rule be completed in us-

may your will be done here on earth

in just the way it is done in heaven.

Give us today the things we need today,

and forgive us our sins and impositions on you

as we are forgiving all who in any way offend us.

Please don’t put us through trials,

but deliver us from everything bad.

Because you are the one in charge,

and you have all the power,

and the glory too is all yours-forever-

which is just the way we want it.


Peace to you this Black Friday.


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