February 17, 2020
Prayer for the Week: Your Spirit has come to set us free. Jesus declared the blessing and indwelling of the Spirit as his empowerment for the work of liberation. O God who called forth Moses to guide an enslaved people to freedom, we notice a reoccurring theme wherever your Spirit is received by those who yearn to do your work. Too many sisters and brothers are shackled and crushed by the powers of addiction, the sin of bigotry, the depravity of exploitation, the suffering of illness, the systems of injustice, the affliction of guilt. No matter how people find themselves fettered by these painful restraints of their dignity and hope, you find a way of coming alongside and conceptualizing a vision of your deliverance in the incarnation of love. May those of us who claim to believe and to belove this vision find a way to assimilate it into our daily lives. Allow for it to take on flesh in us for the work of freeing the captives and liberating the oppressed. It is what your Spirit has been working to do in every generation, and this moment is no different than any other moment. Come, Holy Spirit, and empower us for this good work. This is a holy request offered in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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