SIMON PERRY

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Entering as Children 1

Heavenly Father, whose Son welcomed little children, help us to come to you as children.

 

When we neglect to praise you, remind us of our utter dependence upon you.

When we use you as a means to our own ends, remind us simply to enjoy your company.

When we are plagued with guilt, remind us of your great love for us.

Heavenly Father, help us to come to you as children.

 

In a world that squeezes us into it mould, help us to recognise our Father’s voice.

In a world of poverty and injustice, help us to feel this unfairness in our bones.

In a world that we want to change for the better, help our love for you to remain our priority.

Heavenly Father, help us to come to you as children.

 

As pride and dignity prevent us from righteous living, teach us to be messy.

As arrogance and pride convince us that we are right, teach us to be humble.

As selfishness quietly sinks its roots into our lifestyle, teach us to share.

Heavenly Father, help us to come to you as children.

 

Revive in us a sense of wonder at your creation, at your love for the world, at your presence with us. By your grace, make us like children in your presence.