Sunday, 21 February 2010

CAFOD's Prayer: May Our Will Be Done

It's been a bit of a while since my last post - last year's resolution to slow it down a bit has been honoured! - but on reading CAFOD's leaflet for Family Fast Day, I thought a comment was needed.

The CAFOD Lent Prayer is the kind of thing you would expect - but I was struck by this: 'Spirit of God... Work through us so our vision becomes reality.'

It seems from this that CAFOD see God as an instrument for achieving the vision for reality they have fixed on, rather than seeing themselves as the instruments God may choose to use to accomplish His purpose.

In fact, strikes me as practically the antithesis of Christian prayer: 'Thy will be done.'

Or is it just me?....


The Guild Master said...

No, it's not just you. A very perceptive comment.

Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Our Church, school & us never give to Cafod..Aid to the Church in Need instead..

Ben Trovato said...

Yes, we haven't donated to CAFOD for years - always to ACN