Friday, February 19, 2010

Zealous Love

I just started reading the above book called Zealous Love.  The book is about social injustice, helping us to better understand the injustice that exists in our world and how we can get involved to work against it.  Here is a list of the sections in the book:
  • Human Trafficking
  • Unclean Water
  • Refugees
  • Hunger
  • Lack of Education
  • Creation Degradation
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Economic Inequality
If you liked to get more information or purchase the book, click on the image above which will take you to its page on Amazon.  So, why am I tell you about this book?  Primarily, my main objective is to tell you about this great find that I discovered and I hope in doing so, you will be able to read it and learn more about how you CAN positively impact our planet and the people who exist on it, not just for this generation, but for generations to come.  The secondary reason is a prayer.  When you open the book and flip just past the table of contents, you'll find this prayer.  I thought it was so beautiful and powerful, that I would share it with you.  It is also quite appropriate for us to reflect on these words in such a season as this, the season of Lent.  I hope you find God speaking to you through these words.

A Prayer for Zealous Love
(Read the words in Bold)
"Lord, thank you for being a God of love, who selflessly surrendered to death by crucifixion for the sake of sinful men and women like us.  Thank you, Maker of Life, that you were not bound by death but that you rose again on the third day.  Thank you that you have made us your children, heirs to the promise of new life, and that our lives here on this earth can bring you glory.  Please use the following pages in a transforming, worldview-shifting way.  As we explore eight areas of need affecting billions in our world, move in our hearts and minds, planting seeds of love that will grow into a strong harvest.  Direct us away from selfish indifference and toward selfless action.  Only you can change hearts; only you can draw us closer to your heart.  Do that, we ask, through these stories.  Cause us to move and live and give and act as you direct your Body.  May thousands, millions, tens of millions - dare we pray - billions of lives be impacted as your people discover more of the role we have to play in our world.  Come quickly, Lord.  But until you do, teach us to live lives worthy of the calling you have given us.


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Andrea said...

I just stopped in to thank you for your prayers, encouragement, and support.
Hugs, andrea

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love that prayer. It must be quite a book.

Lauren said...

Sounds like a great find! I'm also interested in reading Crazy Love and The Furious Longing of God. There was another one, too, but darn it if I can't remember what it was called...

Freddae' said...

I want to read Crazy Love too. I've heard GREAT things about it.

Love to all!!!

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