Stir me, O Lord, to care

A prayer for the caring heart.

Alone with the morning sun

[Jesus continued teaching],  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.…” Matthew 5:43-44

Richard J. Foster is a teacher and mentor for prayers and praying to many, including me. Here is a prayer of Richard Foster from his book, Prayers from the heart. ~Fr. Dan

Stir me, O Lord, to care;
for a world that is lost and dying,
for values that are rejected and scorned,
for enemies that hate and malign me.
Amen.

Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning.

Source: Richard J. Foster, Prayers From the Heart (San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994) p. 75

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Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (from the Diocese of San Diego; "Retired" due to illness).

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