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Pastor Buzz Trexler's blog for God's people in The Meadow.

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Name: Buzz Trexler
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Journalist for 29 years; married to Donna for 28 years; parent of David, 27, and Elizabeth, 24; pastor of Green Meadow United Methodist Church in Alcoa since 2002.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

A prayer for the Church ...

O God,

In these days before the celebration of Pentecost, we pray that your Holy Spirit would fall fresh upon your Church, breaking the spirit of Nominal Christianity.

Lord, some of us have just enough religion to keep us from being true followers of you. Let your Holy Spirit fall upon us.

Some of us want to be with you eternally just enough to make us feel safe. Lord, Let your Holy Spirit fall upon us.

Some of us care just enough for the least, the last, and the lost, just enough to appear pious and righteous before our friends. Let your Holy Spirit fall upon us.

We're tired of playing church, O God.

We're tired of a weak faith, O God.

Send your Spirit down upon us, shattering the spirit of Nominal Christianity once and for all.

In the Name above all names, Jesus Christ, amen and amen.