..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Friday, November 03, 2006

Praying for Those Who Fall

Jesus, on this day, we have heard of a man' s fall. Someone who set out to follow You and to lead others. You alone know his heart. You alone know what will heal it. Thank you that You have warned us that "everything that can be shaken, will be shaken" (Hebrews 12:27). Thank you that while many will scorn him, and many may question how this can be, that Your Nature, a nature of uncompromised Love, is unchanging, and Your kingdom is unshakable.

Thank you that because of Your graciousness to us, we need not judge another, as it is best left in Your most just and merciful Hands. May those that truly seek You not be dismayed. May those who use this as an excuse or an opportunity for their own purposes understand that You are watching them, also.

Cover the hearts of the innocent. Uncover all that is not of You so that healing can come to that which would be a hidden and destructive cancer. We who are built of dust dare not cast stones. Let those of us who know your love, cast love instead. May your peaceable, holy and righteous kingdom come in our hearts and to this exceedingly troubled earth.

1 comment:

Karen Booth said...

Thank you.

After hearing about Ted Haggard, I have been walking around most of the weekend spiritually feeling like I did post-9/11. As if all the air had been sucked out my lungs or someone had sucker-punched me to the gut. Your prayers and commentary have both challenged and soothed my spirit.