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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Music

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Audio & Video

  • Storytelling

    Eugene Peterson discusses his influences as a writer, as well as how and why he created the Message translation. This Read More
  • No Longer Alone with God

    This is the first of a seven part series by Dallas Willard, a USC philosophy professor who is closely associated Read More
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Favorites

  • Baptism, Communion, Repentance: The Essential U-Turn +

    Very few people admit to making u-turns when driving. Read More
  • The Wonder of Grace +

    Grace–that which brings us delight. Read More
  • Embracing God's Mystery +

    One of the sad aspects of humanity is our jadedness, Read More
  • A Model for Coming to God-adapted from Sylvia Gunter +

    Sylvia Gunter uses Psalm 35 to show how David asked God to contend, fight, rescue, defend, vindicate Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Mystery of Godliness +

    Longings after God My dear Lord, I can but tell Thee that Thou knowest I long for nothing but Thyself, Read More
  • The Mystery of Iniquity by RC Sproul +

    It has been called the Achilles' heel of the Christian faith. Of course, I'm referring to the classical problem of Read More
  • The Mystery of the Trinity: One in Essence, Three in Person by RC Sproul +

    Do the three Persons of the Trinity truly exist? In this message entitled "One in Essence, Three in Person," Dr. Read More
  • Behold, I Tell You a Mystery by Baritone Coloratura· +

    Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, Read More
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