Religious Liberty Sunday, 2015

As I listened to Mitch Randall’s sermon last Sunday at NorthHaven Church in Norman, Oklahoma, I couldn’t help but reflect on Paul’s words in Philippians 2. I hope the prayer for the week reflects that thought.


Protect us from the arrogance
of unwarranted certainty,
as it keeps us from hearing
the voice of our neighbor.

Cleanse us from the vanity
of inflated self-importance,
as it moves us to see only ourselves.

May we never desire a freedom
that forces others to worship as we do,
for that is not the way of the one
who took up, not his rights,
but the cross.

In his name,