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Letter: A prayer for all of us

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

With the recent time we have just endured with fires and chaos engulfing our great cities, I would like to offer this prayer for us all. May we go forth to claim who we can be together.

Touched by Fire

FIRE!!Bright—consuming—warming—healing—terrifyingFIRE!Touched by fire we are always changedMoses encountered the burning bush anda stammering runaway was called to lead a peoplein turn led by a pillar of fire thatburned so brightly not even the fires ofNazi Germany could extinguish them.Shadrach, Meshach and Abednigo walked in the fireAnd were forever joined by the presence of the One.The early Christians received the Spirit asTongues of fire and a renegade band set forth to change the world.FIRE!Purifying—defining—tempering—revealingFIRE!Not for the timid but for the boldParing down the structures of our soulsRemaking, reforming, removing the chaffFilling with courage and strength through the wrath,Fire of Spirit fill our hearts!Refine our truthsGive u...

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