Thursday, August 21, 2014

To Understand the Times

Lord, Help Us Understand The Times 
High King of heaven,Lord of the years and sovereign over time and history,grant to us such an overpowering knowledge of who You arethat our trust in You may be unshakable.
Grant to us too a sufficient understandingof the signs of the times in which we livethat we may know howto serve Your purposes in our generationand more truly be Your people in our world today.
To that end, O Lord, revive us againand draw us closer to Yourself and to each other.
Where there is false contentment with our present condition,sow in us a holy restlessness.
Where there is discouragement,grant us fresh hearts.
Where there is despair,be our hope again.
For Your sakeempower us to be Your salt and light in the world,and thus Your force for the true human flourishing of Your shalom.In the name of Jesus, Amen.
- Os Guinness, Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times