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confession: easy as Holy Holy Holy

Holy, holy, holy God, the words of praise slip easily from our lips.  You are almighty!  You are glorious!  You dwell in holy splendor!  But as we are swept up in those lofty words, we can miss the point.  Because we can describe you, we start to think that we can understand you.  And then we think we can predict your actions, and expect your favor, and control your mercy. Holy God, forgive us for limiting our vision of you:  for only acknowledging your presence some of the time, for refusing to see the complexities of your blessings, and for praying only for the people we think are worthy of our concern.  Close our lips and turn our eyes to gaze on you in awe and wonder, so that we may receive your love and your grace, not as facts to understand but as gifts to treasure.  We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son and our Savior.  Amen.

 

Submitted by Rev. Eric Beene, White Bluff Presbyterian Church, Savannah, GA.

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Comments

  1. Chris Harrison says:

    Love this, Eric!

    Plan to use it Sunday. It companions the healing of the blind man passage (Jn 9) that I’m teaching. Thanks!

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