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A Prayer to Remember Goodness

A Prayer to Remember Goodness

“As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:20)

 

Help me, God, to speak with goodness. 

To tell of you and your beauty –

the hope you give for those who feel lost

the forgiveness you offer over and over

the love you share unconditionally.

 

Help me, God, to speak with goodness.

Of all that I’ve seen and heard – 

the sun rising 

a hummingbird zipping by

a child reaching their hands

friends preparing meals together

voices joining together in song

words offered in prayer. 

 

Help me, God, to speak with goodness.

To offer words of hope

to freely say, “I love you”

to never miss a chance to say, “I see you”

and, “Please forgive me.” 

 

Help me, God, to speak with goodness.

And to remember your words 

that you speak to me – 

of being called, 

loved, 

beloved, 

forgiven. 

 

Help me, God, to speak with goodness. 

Amen. 

 

Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her website, follow her work on Facebook, or sign up for her monthly newsletter

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