Prayer For a Caring Community



(adapted from the Ten Commandments)

 Save your people, God who is our God:

From not loving you as we should;

From the worship of the gods of material wealth and comfort;

From making God in our likeness and idolizing our own opinions;

From using God’s name trivially to justify our bias and aggression;

From neglecting sabbatical quiet times and being obsessed with busyness.

Save your people, God who is our God:

From not loving all your children as we should;

From ignoring and not caring for the older generations in our midst;

From glorifying war and destroying those we claim as enemies;

From our unfaithfulness in our personal relationships of trust;

From the effects of greed and personal gain, no matter how legal;

From TV shows that twist the facts, and cruel gossip and innuendo;

From promoting accumulation as virtuous and envy as motivating;

Save us, God of truth and mercy.  AMEN

2 Responses to “Prayer For a Caring Community”

  1. 1 Janny Wright
    February 3, 2009 at 9:49 AM

    This is very very meaningful to me in a time of watching some of my friends frantically buying gold and storing up for the ‘ coming Disaster’ all in the name of being a Christian.


  2. May 15, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    This translation might mean more to many who just don’t get the original, or guys like me who need reminding of what He truly requires. I love this.

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