Thursday, February 3, 2011

Extravagant Generosity

It is in your presence today we call the names of the least, the less and the left out. We lift those who are wrestling with life changing decisions, negative physical environments and ailments.

Quicken our hearts that we may be swift to hear the cries of others from the pit of need. Enlarge our hearts to embrace with love the world larger than our own; help us to have special regard for and respond to the poor and weak, sick and frail, the very young and the very old whether it is in Memphis or Mozambique; Detroit or Darfur; the Nile or Mississippi delta; Afghanistan or Anderson, Indiana; Haiti or Henderson county; Rwanda or Rhode island.

All of creation is precious in your sight, thank God. Help us to demonstrate extravagant grace and generosity wherever a need is found. In Jesus name, Amen.

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