Relational Spirituality

Oh God, Beautiful Father,

We confess that we are a forgetful people. We forget what it means to have you as our Father, our Lover, our Leader. We forget how great and glorious you are, how wise, how strong, how true. We forget how much we need you-individually, as a church. We need you, Abba, when we are wrong, to save us. We need you when we are right, to lead us.

We need you when our souls are racked with pain, to heal us. We need you when everything is going well, to keep us humble, and focused on you.

Father, we forget that without you, we are worse than nothing; with you, we are the light of the world. Renew that light within us now, we pray. Remind us of the power and sufficiency of your grace, your mercy, your love.

Above all else, dear, divine Father, please remind us that you are more than everything, that you are *enough*, and more besides. Remind us, Beloved Lover, that you never forget us, that your plans are good, and your love is true.

May we live ever in delighted awe of you, our God and King, and may you empower us to love the world and each other in your holy Name. Lead us now, we pray,

 

Amen.

Reflections to Consider

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Relational Publications

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Relational Audio & Video

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Publications

  • Worry

    Do we trust God to take care of each and every one of our troubles, or do we act like Read More
  • The Beauty of God

    Apocalyptic and the Beauty of God Isaiah 65. 17-25; Revelation 21.9-27 a sermon at Harvard Memorial Church, October 22 2006 Read More
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Relational Music

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Music

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Relational Reflection

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Healing Words From A Dialogue With God by Sylvia Gunter +

    ... Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to Read More
  • Fast Of Words - A Different Kind Of Fast by Sylvia Gunter +

    Isaiah 58:10b-12 Time and again God brings me to my knees over my heart attitude expressed out of my mouth. Read More
  • The power of words +

    Our words have the power to bless or curse, to influence for good or for bad. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Paul’s Word to Police: Protect the Weak (an excerpt) +

    Below is an excerpt of an article from Christianity Today, by Esau McCaulley, Read More
  • Easter: transforming how we relate to others +

    As we prepare for Easter, let’s prayerfully consider some questions regarding John 17. Read More
  • Jesus as the cultivator of our heart +

    Day after day our heart experiences dozens and hundreds of interactions: with others, with news stories,  with our thoughts, or Read More
  • Sing to the Lord: Thinking about to praise God each day with songs from our hearts +

    One of the overriding themes throughout scripture is praising God regardless of our circumstances. Read More
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