Give us sight for life




Dear Lord Jesus,

You are always and exclusively a God of Life!

You give life to us each day

and you even gave your own life so we could live eternally

the way you meant for us to live.


You are too great to fathom!


Give us sight to see life as you see it:

to see the unborn in the womb, perfectly designed by you,

to see the immigrant struggling to safeguard her family,

to see a prisoner, desperate for a second chance at life,

to see the abused who believes her life is meaningless,

to see an addict who's given up on living,

to see the elderly, longing for better days or more days, 

to see the marginalized, devastated by history,

to see the poor, without hope or means to sustain existence,

to see those enslaved to pimps, drug lords, owners, abusers, 

and yes--

to see those who believe they're free and yet are shackled by their own

passions, pursuits, arrogance, and ambitions.


Help us see everyone you lived and died for

the way you see them.

Life is a gift--

it's your gift to each of us--

and none of us have the right to take it

or squander it,

or excuse it,

or misuse it.


Our lives are yours because you are the Way,

the Truth,

and the Life.

No one reaches you except through salvation.

And none of us can maintain fellowship with you 

when we devalue the lives of the people you love.


All of us are equally-worthy of life and love

because you say we're worthy.

You made us worthy when you created us.

You proved it when you died for us.


Thank you, Jesus. 

You astound me by your grace.

Amen.


"For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will--to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely give us in the One he loves." (Ephesians 1:4-6)



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