God tested Abraham.
and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”
God said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love,
and go to the land of Moriah,
and offer him there as a burnt offering
on one of the mountains that I shall show you.”
So Abraham went…
God, I confess
I ask others to be my sacrifice.
What I have been given to tend,
and those I have been given to love,
I have used.
Without thought I have ascribed it to you,
as if it is how you have arranged the world.
I have abused my power and privilege,
and neglected how my benefit
has caused others to suffer.
I have justified it in your name.
Hold my hand. Stay my knife.
Open my eyes.
Give me grace to unbind my Isaac,
to set free what I have intended to use,
to renounce my entitlement
to comfort that costs others.
God, I myself am Isaac,
bound by my own self-serving.
May my selfishness be my sacrifice.
Unbind me, and set me free.
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