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10. We Walk Today in Darkness

We walk today in darkness,
each waiting for the light
of Love that works for justice
and seeks to make things right.
We wait, sometimes forgetting
we do not wait alone,
that others long for justice
and blessings yet unknown.

We walk today in darkness,
our purpose unfulfilled.
We do not do for others
the good that God has willed.
We do not offer kindness
to those who wait in need,
nor justice to our neighbors
in every word and deed.

We walk today in darkness,
our vain hearts filled with shame.
We follow our own footsteps
and not the Spirit's flame.
Self-love bedims our vision,
self-interest clouds our sight,
and good intentions vanish
like shadows in the night.

Lord Jesus, light our darkness;
with joy dispel our gloom.
Prepare us to receive you,
and in our lives make room
for humble, loving-kindness,
for just and honest ways,
that we might walk together
in Love-illumined days.

Text Information
First Line: We walk today in darkness
Title: We Walk Today in Darkness
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1996)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 76.76 D
Topic: Prayer: Paraphrase of General Confession
Source: Come Away with Me
Language: English
Copyright: © 1996, 1997Abingdon Press, admin. by The Copyright Company, Nashville, TN
Tune Information
Composer: David Ashley White (1983)
Meter: 76.76 D
Key: D Major
Copyright: ©1991, Selah Publiching Co., Inc., Kinston, NY 12401

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