Monday, November 24, 2014

A Prayer of Faith

Mosaic of Noah Releasing Dove, Basilica di San Marco,
Venice, XII-XIII, Anonymous Master
After a long hiatus I've decided to resume posting on this blog. My purpose? Simply to reprint some of the If God Disappears blog posts that still seem relevant. The first? A simple prayer of faith. Ever the writer and editor, of course, I may rework some posts, but not this first one...

Dear Lord, 

Thank you so much for the gift of faith, which you offer to each and every person. 

Thank you so much, God, for the gift of your presence, which you promise will be ours now and always. 

Thank you so much, Lord, for the gift of your Word, the Bible, which builds up our faith and assures us you will never leave us nor forsake us. 

We love you, Lord. Please strengthen our love, our hope, and our faith. 

Please use us to encourage and come alongside those who are struggling. 

Help each one of us to “keep the faith” until the very end of our days. 

We pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.