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Those who have least

In this world the kings and great men lord it over their people (Luke 22:25; NLT).

The rich rule the poor (Proverbs 22:7, NLT).

Those who are last now will be first then, and those who are first will be last (Matthew 20:16; NLT).

Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else (Mark 9:35; NLT).

God blesses are those who are poor and realise their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs (Matthew 5:3; NLT).

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Lord,

Those who have least
Are constantly at risk

Of being exploited
By those who have the most.

Whether its money,
Or education,

Status,
Or property,

Connections,
Or influence,

Power,
Or privilege –

Those who have least
Are constantly at risk

Of being exploited
By those who have the most.

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Prayer

Kingdom life

Kingdom life

…your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:9; NIV).

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes (Revelation 7:17; NIV).

…the kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; NIV; alternative reading). 

 

Father,
In the kingdom of heaven
There is no war or exploitation,
No suffering in body or mind,
No violence or abuse,
No cruelty or malice,
No selfishness or hatred,
No bitterness or envy –
Only love.

Lord,
May I live your kingdom life
Right now,
And may your will be done on earth,
As it is in heaven –
In all our lives.

Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Questioning

Hello, friends. This prayer came to me yesterday, during my quiet time. It started off with me asking God if he had anticipated how things would turn out when he made us. By the time I had finished writing it, 12 or 13 hours later, I found that my question had been fully answered.

Questioning
* So God created mankind in his own image (Genesis 1:27; NIV).
* I was enraged by their sinful greed (Isaiah 57:17; NIV).
* For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NIV). 
* …the LORD makes his life an offering for sin (Isaiah 53:10;NIV).

Lord,
When you created us in your own image,
Did you know we would choose 
The path of disobedience and sin? 

Did you know the powerful would abuse the weak, 
And the rich exploit the poor?

Did you know we would exploit,
Pollute and despoil 
Your beautiful, pristine world
With our selfishness and greed? 

You did –
Yet you went ahead,
And made us.

You went ahead,
And loved us.

You went ahead,
And sent your only Son to die for us,
So that we can be forgiven –
The moment we repent,
And turn to you,
And start to change our lives. 

 

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