Taize for May: We are clay in your hands

May 6 is the National Day of Prayer, an observance established by law in 1952. God’s message of love, life, and liberty is the theme for this National Day of Prayer.

Paul asks in his second letter to the Corinthians (3:1-3) if “we need, as some do, letters of recommendations …? You are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by all, … written not in ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tables of stone but on tablets that are hearts of flesh.”

The mission remains today. We, the believers and followers of Jesus are the messengers, the letters written with the Spirit on our hearts, and from the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks. It is our prayer today and throughout 2021 that the Spirit of the Lord, pour out, pour through us across America, to fill our lives, families, churches, workplaces, education, government, arts, entertainment and media, with Biblical, not worldly, but Spirit-empowered, Spirit-filled love, life and liberty as designed and defined by our Creator and Savior.

Let us pray:

Divine Creator, we are clay in your hands, vessels of your plans and love.

Fill us we pray, to be overflowing vessels and examples of your love, life, and liberty.

We thank you for loving us and commit to showing and sharing your love. We thank you for our life, and commit to serve you in awe and respect, knowing you have put your image in all of us, and that every person is fearfully and wonderfully made.

Help us to show compassion and respect to others so that they may read the message you have written on our hearts.


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