Mar 282015

thumbnail.aspxThe pattern of faith and life is clear enough among us.

You give and we receive,

You give and overwhelm us and we receive,

You give far more abundantly than we can ask, or imagine … and we receive.
You give life and breath to the world and we receive.

You give miracles of deliverance and newness, and we receive.

You give rain and sunshine and food, and we receive.

You give yourself in this strange Jesus, and we receive.

You take and bless and break and give, and we receive … nourished, quenched.

You give and sometimes we are among the tenth that thanks:

thanks with our words;

thanks with our study;

thanks with our money;

thanks with our lives;

our abiding thanks,

gratitude transient when contrasted with your abiding gifts.

Walter Brueggemann;Anna Carter Florence. Inscribing the Text: Sermons and Prayers of Walter Brueggemann (Kindle Location 406). Kindle Edition.


  19 Responses to “Prayer & Praise”

  1. Hi all. I’m on round three of antibiotics this month for E, N, T infection. It’s getting old and so am I. Would appreciate prayer.

  2. You’ve got it, Captain!
    Praying for a speedy recovery .

  3. Praying for you, kevin.
    Please also pray for our family. Faith is a tough one for us these days. Can’t explain more than that right now.

  4. Thank you, Nonnie!

    Thank you, Mike! Praying for you as well.

  5. prayer going up from here also

  6. Praying, CK…

    Would you keep my husband in prayer? In a routine screening Friday a tumor was found and the doctor is pretty confident it’s cancer. We’ll know more next week after a CT scan and blood tests. Thank you…

  7. Linnea, please keep us in the loop.

    Praying for the group tonight…

  8. Linnea, it will be a long week for you folks, may God hold you up, keep you close and comforted

  9. Michael and Em….thank you for your prayers and support.

  10. Lord, have mercy.

  11. Linnea, just saw this. Will be praying for your husband. Peace and comfort for you all as you wait.

  12. Adding my prayers as well….

  13. Thank you Nonnie and Xenia.

  14. Brought mom home from the hospital yesterday and she promptly took a fall last night. Prayers appreciated as we’ll be heading back to the hospital.

  15. praying… Lord supply strength where there is weakness, now

  16. Thank you, Em.
    Just busted a staple…appointment in the morning.
    Unless she does something else she’s not supposed to do…

  17. I feel for you Michael – when my dad was 88 he had hip replacement and 6 months later my 82 year old mom had knee replacement surgery.

    Aside from the obvious rehab, everywhere I had to take them included 2 walkers in and out of the car

  18. MLD,

    Mom’s 74 and stubborn as hell…and I will give thanks I only have one walker to deal with. 🙂

  19. Lord have mercy!

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