Prayer: Too Big, Too Small

A prayer on reading Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, o mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Exalted God, you ask too little and too much of us. You show us justice and mercy and…

Prayer: Speak Woe

A prayer on reading Micah 2: Holy and loving Father, We hope to never hear your words of woe,    rebuke    judgment We hope your eyes were closed,    your back was turned,       or you were sleeping and did not see what thoughts raced through our minds while others slept. We…

Prayer: We are not ready

A prayer on reading Micah 1 Sovereign Lord, we long for your coming, but we are not ready. You come in your mountain melting, valley splitting, holy presence, but we are unprepared. We, who gather weekly – daily – to praise your name find ourselves trembling before your majesty. We want you tame and docile, We…

Prayer: Seeing Salvation

A prayer on reading Luke 2:21-38 Fairest Lord Jesus, eternal Son of the Father, you came down from heaven and became incarnate in the womb of Mary. You took on meekness, took on lowliness, took on humility. You subjected yourself wholly to the law – consecrated to the Lord – obedient in life – loving…