God of Power, Lord of Weakness

God of power
who set the foundations of the earth
who lays the mountains low
who causes the earth to tremble

We are fearful of your power
but even worse
we are envious of your power
and we even think that if we had such power
we could use it better than you

Lord of weakness
who spoke peace into violence
who served against domination
who died to give life

We are fearful of your weakness
but even worse
we want nothing to do with such weakness
and we even think that, given the choice
we’d rather have the power

God of power, Lord of weakness
forgive our attempts to usurp your power
forgive our refulsals to be weak
display your power, as you do best,
through our weakness

We are weak
help us to accept that
and, in turn, to accept your power

Published in: on January 7, 2007 at 4:29 am  Leave a Comment  

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