If speech and arts are not accompanied by love and passion
they will fall horribly short and mean nothing but empty sound.
If actions are done out of obligation without compassion and care
they will reach numbed hands and cold hearts in a winter world.
If our actions are compelled only by our pay checks and selfish desires
we will start fires in our pocketbooks but not in the hearts of men.
It will all be for naught and this world would have inherited another cold soul.
Passion, fire and love begin and end with a heart knowledge of God.
Without such an intimate experience we can live, but it will be temporal
it will be less, it will be empty and vacant where He could reside and stoke
the fires of our souls and passions.
Dear Lord, Ignite our flames once more.
Ignite in us Your burning passion for Holiness and compassion
for this world in which we live.
May our worship not be out of obligation or command
but out of love and this deep desire to know more of You,
and through this engulfing flame, may our eyes
see others the way You see them and be spurned to act
without our interests in mind, but to capture the hearts
of others for You and Your kingdom come.