Ted Loder – Bring More of What I Dream

2023 Spring Flower Show
MN Landscape Arboretum

 The prayers of Ted Loder speak so often to my own needs for connection, hope, encouragement and direction.  This prayer,Bring More of What I Dream,” is taken from his book, “Gorillas of Grace”



“O God,
who out of nothing
brought everything that is,
out of what I am
bring more of what I dream
but haven’t dared;
direct my power and passion
to creating life
where there is death,
to putting flesh of action
on bare-boned intentions,
to lighting fires
against the midnight of indifference,
to throwing bridges of care
across canyons of loneliness;
so I can look on creation,
together with you,
and, behold,
call it very good;
through Jesus Christ my Lord.”

“So if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!”  II Corinthians 5:17