This weekend I was fortunate enough to spend time in fellowship and contemplative reflection with my family at the Transform Network’s 2015 Gathering on Urban Transformation. I had the honor of offering one of the “Prayers of the People” during the closing worship – here is its text.
It is through Christ that we understand what we bind and loose on Earth is bound and loosed in the Spirit
We acknowledge the breaking of our hearts and stirring of our souls as you removing the scales from our eyes so that we can TRULY see what is happening to your beloved creation
So in this moment we bind every spiritual, institutional, and personal force that seeks to disrupt, destroy, or manipulate the relationships you have called us into with yourself, one another, and our natural world
And we the loose the grace, peace, compassion, and love that will bring reconciliation, healing, and life as we work to model the character of Jesus
May we do the work justice requires as we continue to love mercy and walk humbly with you