That We Live Our Lives On Fire

Teach us hope.
Sing over us Your heart,
and let Your love to us become life through us,
that we live our lives on fire.

Hold us like a mother,
guard us like a lion,
be jealous for us like a lover,
let Your love control us.

(a prayer by Rodney Ridley, one of my youngest students at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference in 2013 (I am teaching there again this week); used with permission. Photo, "In the Beginning" by artist Makoto Fujimura, taken at Cairn University the day Rodney Ridley wrote the prayer above)

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