Friday, September 09, 2005

The Blogger's Prayer

A good reminder for those of us who congregate in this (cyber)space.... it originally appeared here.

Our Father
who lives above and beyond the dimension of the internet
Give us this day a life worth blogging,

The access to words and images that express our journey with passion and integrity,
And a secure connection to publish your daily mercies.
Your Kingdom come into new spaces today,
As we make known your mysteries,
Posting by posting,
Blog by blog.

Give this day,
The same ability to those less privileged,
Whose lives speak louder than ours,
Whose sacrifice is greater,
Whose stories will last longer.
Forgive us our sins,
For blog-rolling strangers and pretending they are friends,
For counting unique visitors but not noticing unique people,
For delighting in the thousands of hits but ignoring the ONE who returns,
For luring viewers but sending them away empty handed,
For updating daily but repenting weekly.

As we forgive those who trespass on our sites to appropriate our thoughts without reference,
Our images without approval,
Our ideas without linking back to us.
Lead us not into the temptation to sell out our congregation,
To see people as links and not as lives,
To make our blogs look better than our actual story.

But deliver us from the evil of pimping ourselves instead of pointing to you,
From turning our guests into consumers of someone else's products,
From infatuation over the toys of technology,
From idolatry over techology
From fame before our time has come.

For Yours is the power to guide the destinies behind the web logs,
To bring hurting people into the sanctuaries of our sites,
To give us the stickiness to follow you, no matter who is watching or reading.
Yours is the glory that makes people second look our sites and our lives,
Yours is the heavy ambience,
For ever and ever,
Amen

2 Comments:

At 10:01 AM, Blogger KSullie said...

Hello...thank you for commenting on my blog! This is fun.

I was looking at your post a little ways down that talks about the kind of Jesus you have...

This weekend I received a little hand out with the different names God uses for himseld in the bible...they all mean something different. For instance, Jehovah-Jirah or Jehovah-Rapha. One means God provieds and the other means God is with us...or something like that. I would have to look. Anyway, I was so intrigued. I have heard these names before but I would love to pray them...you know?
Because you appeal to some aspect of God every time you are talking to Him. It just depends on what you are wanting or asking or saying. I am told there is even a book called "Praying the Names of God."
Anyway, your post made me think of this.

You are a friend of James?

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger tom cottar said...

yeah, james and i work together at fbc pville....

 

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