As they kept stoning Stephen,
he called out, “Lord Jesus,
receive my spirit.
Then he dropped to his knees,
“Lord, do not hold this sin
Having said this,
he slipped into sleep.
© 2015, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in Acts from several of the many translations on Bible Gateway. For a longer version of this episode, read “Stephen prays for his murderers.”
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