Aug 252013

thumbnail.aspxYou are God, high, lifted up, majestic. As we say, “Yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory . . forever.”

You are high and lifted up; it dazzles us that you work your will through human agents-those whom you call and choose and empower, even the weak, the lowly, the nobodies.

You are high and lifted up; it stuns us that you have worked your will through such human agents as David, the runt of his family, almost left behind and forgotten, and you called him to power and obedience and success.

You are high and lifted up; it staggers us that you have worked your will through this Jesus of Nazareth, he of no pedigree, he of no form or comeliness, he who emptied himself in obedience; and you have raised him to new life, before whom every knee shall how.

You are high and lifted up; it astonishes us that you work your will through human agents like us, people of little consequence and limited capacity.

You call us beyond ourselves; you send us beyond our imagination; you empower us beyond our capacity, and we become your agents in the world, day by day doing justice and mercy and compassion.

At the end of the day we still say in astonishment, that you are high and lifted up and majestic.

We are your creatures, and we give our life hack to you, filled with gratitude, eager for the rest that only you can give.


Walter Brueggemann. Prayers for a Privileged People (pp. 153-154). Kindle Edition.

  6 Responses to “Prayer & Praise”

  1. Would you pray for my friend, we’ll call her T, who is very depressed and feeling desperate. Please pray that she would receive the right medical care, that the Lord would give her His perspective and that she could embrace it, and that her family would not grow weary in doing good. Lord, please heal her!

  2. Praying, Linnea…

  3. Linnea, praying.

  4. It’s kinda funny, I was feeling restless tonight, and thought I would come here and post a request for prayer.

    I saw Linnea’s, request and decided to pray for another instead.

    Thank you all for posting your prayer request.

    It shouldn’t amaze me, but it always does, how praying for others lifts our own burdens, and lightens the soul.

    Praying this evening for the “regular” posters and especially for those that lurk.

  5. Thanks, Sarah and jlo…and thank you jlo for a great reminder 🙂

  6. If I could impose on you for one more…my father-in-law had surgery 2 days ago that should have been day surgery, but he’s still in the hospital, too weak to go home. Could you pray for his recovery? Thanks…

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