Surprise us, O Lord

This prayer was used for the opening of the Western Cape AHA indaba on 15 May 2015

Siki Dlanga Poetry - where words are joy

(A prayer for this generation fashioned after Desmond Tutu’sDisturb us, O Lord)


by Siki Dlanga

Surprise us, O Lord

when we have forgotten that You are the God of Hope,

when we have forgotten that we are the light of the world or the salt of the earth,

because we failed to put our trust in You alone.

Surprise us, O Lord

by lifting the veil of poverty and bad education from our poor,

by blessing the rich with an unquenchable mission for your justice for the poor,

by blessing our nation with good leadership.

Surprise us, O Lord

with hearts that groan with gratitude,

with expectation of good to come out of our disappointments.

Allow our vision of your kingdom to be the glow that never dims from our eyes.

Stir us, O Lord

to dare more boldly into the depths of the…

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Shirley Moulder on May 18, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Two totally inadequate words, “thank you”.



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