31 August 2014

A Prayer for Second Innocence

Lord, we know that when we were babies you met our needs. We did nothing for your care, absolutely nothing. In love, you gave us everything we needed.

As we grew older, we learned you gave us freedom and we turned our backs on you. But, in love, you still gave us everything we needed.

Grant us a second innocence—the innocence of infancy with the freedom of childhood—so we may know you not in ignorance but in thoughtful wonder.  

Make us mindful that everything we have comes from your hand and may we be thankful to return to you that which you have given to us—our whole lives.

As we give, help us be still in dependence like infants and, as your children, may we know through worship that you are God and there is no other.

In Jesus’ Name,

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