For the Kingdom of God, by Walter Rauschenbusch   4 comments

Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918)

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Prayer Source = Morgan Phelps Noyes, ed., Prayers for Services: A Manual for Leaders for Worship (New York:  Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1934), p. 141

Walter Rauschenbusch, a liberal Northern Baptist minister, was a leading prophet of the Social Gospel.  For Rauschenbusch, addressing the concrete needs of people was an essential element of Christian faith.  He was correct in this conclusion.



We bless thee for the inspired souls of all ages who saw afar the shining city of God, and by faith left the profit of the present to follow their vision.  We rejoice that today the hope of these lonely hearts is becoming the clear faith of millions.  Help us, O Lord, in the courage of faith to seize what has now come so near, that the glad day of God may dawn at last.  Make us so determined to live by truth and not by lies, to found our common life on the eternal foundations of righteousness and love.  Help us to make the welfare of all the supreme law of our land, that so our commonwealth may be built strong and secure on the love of all its citizens.  Cast down the throne of Mammon who ever grinds the life of men, and set up thy throne, O Christ, for thou didst die that men might live.  Amen.

Posted September 28, 2010 by neatnik2009 in Church Militant/Kingdom of God 1900s

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4 responses to “For the Kingdom of God, by Walter Rauschenbusch

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  1. We are one in the spirit, we connected one to the other no matter what we seem to think. The men with the Women the youth with the the old and experienced, the intelligent with the poor and the ignorant with the rich. We are connectd no matter what we think and wither we like it or not.

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