Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3, NIV Father in heaven, may we recognize and acknowledge that you are God. You have made us, and not we ourselves, to be your people and the sheep of your pasture. Baptize us with the truth we need throughout our lives. Give us the gift to discern who we are and what we should become. Free our eyes from all deception so that we can no longer delude ourselves with short-lived, earthly things. Clear our eyes to see what is eternal in and around us. Make us children, true children, who awake to exult and rejoice in what is childlike and who give thanks to you, O God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Recent Articles from Plough
friday long read
Shadowing the Carpenter
I had set out to follow Jesus but found myself running a seminary instead. Charles de Foucauld inspired me to quit and truly seek the lowest place. Read now.
thursday books and culture
Screaming about My Sinfulness
Christian hardcore gave expression to my self-loathing, but ultimately only led me further from the life-saving shore of God’s love. Read now.
Guides on the Road to Eternity
Repentance and remorse. The one calls us forward. The other calls us back. Read now.
Expect the End of the World
Plough’s Joy Clarkson speaks with Paul Kingsnorth about activism, rootlessness, and converting to Christianity. Read now.
Would Jesus Shame Single Christian Women?
Unlike some pastors today, he never suggested that the single and childless are selfish. Read now.
Daily Prayer for May 15
Source: Daily Prayer