A reflection on putting another first

Reflection for the day

John 12:27-28 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”


A reflection on putting another first

Heavenly Father,

We acknowledge that there are times when there is a need to place another before a self. We are able to see in a way that is clear that your world that we live in is a world that falls short of a world that was created by you. We acknowledge that you are the creator of your world and that you created all things that are living, and all things that are known to Mankind, and that you created all things unseen by Mankind. We are able to see in a way that is clear that much of what happens in your world is abhorrent to you, and much of what happens in your world is as a result of a making of Mankind, who was given a freedom of will by yourself since the beginning of time.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that much that happens in your world is of sin. We acknowledge that much that happens in your world that is known as the developed world is what can be described as materialistic.We are able to see in a way that is clear that much that happens in parts of your world is of a nature that is violent. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a journalist has a role to play in a society, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that much of what is reported allows a self to consider the plight of another. We are able to see in a way that is clear that some journalists have a life placed at risk in order fro all Mankind to perceive, and to discern, an event of your world. We acknowledge that some have lost a life in order for another to be informed of an event that is taking place, that is one that is less than desirable in the eyes of yourself, and in the eyes of another.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time of Lent we reflect upon the life of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and it is at this time of Lent we reflect upon the death, and upon the resurrection of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We are able to see in a way that is clear that your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, made a sacrifice for all Mankind by dying upon a cross, and that this sacrifice allows all to draw closer to you. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a desire of Mankind is one that can be described as one that is driven by a self, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a need to change a way in order to be at one with you, and in order to be at one with another, and in order to place a need of another before a self.

Heavenly Father, we ask you to guide Mankind in a life that is daily, and we ask you to guide many to place a desire for a self to one side always, and to place a need of another before a self.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to yourself, Our Heavenly Father, all that has been said in the name of yourself, Our Heavenly Father, who together with your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and your Holy Spirit, governs over all who are of your world that we live in, now and always for evermore.

Amen.

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Posted on February 27, 2012, in Lent, love, putting others first and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. We should also think of those who are fighting for their freedom from oppression and give the Security Council of the UN and politicians the wisdom needed to combat these issues. The ordinary people are themselves making sacrifices for the sake of their local communities.
    We pray that these conflicts are soon resolved.

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