Set Our Hearts On Fire

God Who is Love,
When we are weary and empty and find it difficult to love
Gently remind us we need not rely on our own power,
that we cannot love the way we are called to love on our own strength.

Renew us from our exhaustion.
Fill us with Your Holy Spirit to overflow,
that we may pour ourselves out as You did—
without counting the cost.

Set our hearts on fire with the passion of Your pierced heart,
That by the power of Your love we demand justice
for the weak and the exploited
and the oppressed and the abused.

Help us remain in the power of Your love,
that we may love the unborn and the mothers
and the migrants and the refugees
and the downtrodden and the incarcerated and the poor
and the earth and the whole of all creation.
That we may love our spouses
and our children and our families
and our neighbors and our enemies
with the sacrificial love You offer us.

Conform our hearts to Yours, Lord.
Give us the supernatural grace to love well.

Copyright © 2022 Rakhi McCormick.

Rakhi McCormick is a first-generation Indian-American and convert from Hinduism who found her way into the Church and a career in ministry through a series of invitations, and more than a few leaps of faith – sometimes kicking and screaming. Having worked in a variety of ministries at the national, diocesan, and local level, Rakhi has discovered that her greatest passion is speaking light into darkness, wherever that might be found, and however the Holy Spirit leads. She has a heart for the underdog, the overlooked, and the broken. A devoted advocate for God’s mercy and justice, Rakhi uses these inspirations to shape her writing, speaking, and artwork. She is the owner of Rakstar Designs and currently resides in the Metro Detroit area with her husband and three children. When not playing wife, mother, or minister, you can find Rakhi singing, reading, scrolling Instagram, and making beautiful things (and messes) with coffee in hand.

Photo by Zara Walker on Unsplash.

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