What happens when we become the prayer we pray?
I love this question.
Just an observation--most of our prayer lists are focused on the sick and elderly. Don't misinterpret what I'm saying...it is a good thing to pray for the sick and elderly. Our faith is in a God who can heal diseases, comfort the aging, and work miraculously through surgeries and chemo.
What happens when our prayers become more dangerous?
What happens when our prayers become more focused on formation, transformation, change, holiness, our community, our cities, and our world?
What happens when we come together to seek God's direction, leading, and guidance for a church as they transition from loving their building to loving their neighborhood?
What happens when we become our prayers for justice, mercy, and compassion?
What happens when we become the prayers for acceptance, authentic community, and "accepting people right where they are"?
Are we ready to:
1) Pray dangerously for God to work and move in the hearts of people?
2) For God to work in ways in which we become the prayers we pray?