Saturday, March 22, 2008

the light that can never be put out - prayer by Karl Barth


O Lord God, our Father. You are the light that can never be put out;
and now you give us a light that will drive away all darkness.
You are love without coldness, and you have loved us
and made us such that we are now free to love you and one another.
You are the life that defies death,
and you have opened for us the way that leads to eternal life.
In Jesus Christ, your Son, our brother, you have done all this.
Do not permit us, do not permit any among us,
to remain callous and indifferent to your gift to us.…
Let at least a little of the richness of your goodness be realized in us,
enter into our hearts and consciences, illumine, elevate, comfort, and exhort us!…
Let the light of our risen Lord reach every corner of our dull hearts. Amen.

~Karl Barth

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