A prayer from Ray Hardin, my dear friend nearing the finish line of his race. Blessings to you this Lord's Day. May it be a day of experiencing the nourishment of God's truth and presence.
You, O Lord our God, have the answer to our
every question. You know and reveal all truth.
Dare we ask you? Could we handle the truth? How
should we feel if your explanations don’t match our
expectations? What if your truth is vastly bigger
and more inclusive than we counted on? Dare we hear?
And you invite us to take long sips—gulps—of your
thirst-quenching water. With only the promise
that this Spirit-libation will become self-perpetuating.
Ending for all time in some mysterious
way our deepest longing to know, to feel, to become.
Dare we take the cup from your hand?
Soften our hearts, Lord. Give us a courage we’ve not
known before. Deepen our trust. Enliven our
confidence and faith in you as the changeless
provider who leads us into change; the loving
creator who keeps on re-making us in your image.
Tell us the truth, Lord. Give us a refreshing drink.