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Location: Charles City, Virginia, United States

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Not the other guy, but me

Liberty Baptist Church, down the road from us, invited the people from our church to join them for an Ash Wednesday service. Mel, Pete, and I went last night, along with several others from our congregation, and I'm glad we did. One of the first songs in the service was the old gospel number, "Standing in the Need of Prayer." It struck me at first as a little cheesy, and it is a little cheesy, but I was suddenly humbled by how it strips away all of our finger-pointing and Pharisee-ism in order to leave us bare before God:
"Not my brother or my sister, but it's me, oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer...
Not the preacher nor the deacon but it's me, oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer...
Not the thief, not the liar, but it's me, oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer..."

Amen.

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