O God who is First, O God who is Last,
O God who is one Substance, O God who is three
We come humbly and bow before you. The world we live in has taught us to short-circuit our relationship with you. We're taught to expect an instant relation-
ship, instant answers to prayer, instant growth in
grace, instant spiritual maturity.
O God, truly merciful, forgive us our sins. Forgive
Forgive our arrogance. Forgive our impetuousness.
O Lord, our Lord, forgive.
Teach us to take one step at a time. Teach us
contentment in growing into your life little by little.
Teach us humility of unanswered prayers. In the
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
Holy Spirit. Amen
(From Longing for God by R. Foster & G. Beebe)
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