Restless

I can’t get settled Lord. I have no concentration. I seek inner peace, but I can’t find it. I should be grateful, but instead I am restless. Restless, for my friends, and for those I truly love. Give me peace Lord. Give me a true understanding of who YOU are and YOUR will for my life. Amen.100_0833

I Can’t Stop Praying

P1000143God, I can’t stop praying. I am praying for my brother, my sister, my husband, my friends and my family of choice.

I am so glad that I can pray for the hurting, the loss. I am so glad that it is in my heart to pray for justice; to pray for good people to right wrong and to advance human rights and human justice.

I am praying to be productive, to be proactive, to be worthy of this life; to be worthy to be called a child of God.

God, I can’t stop praying. God, I thank you for giving me this desire to pray and to pray and to pray. God, I can’t stop praying.

Amen.

Faith That Endures When Faith has Failed*

P1000358-001God, I have not given up on you yet. I know you are still my provider. I know you will meet my needs; sometimes naturally, at other times, supernaturally. But while I wait, I also lament. Have you heard my cry?

  • I have God; in spite of my faithlessness
  • I was thanking God within my spirit and praying for others who are also facing challenges
  • He was almost in tears. He doesn’t see how he can “live out” his passion. God, I leave that to you.
  • God help me to stay hopeful.
  • Why are some prayers answered and not others; why God, why?
  • God surprise me today

God I do not hear from you. Is this what faith is all about; to believe still, in the face silence? Did the saints of old encounter this stone silence? I pray that I will not fail this test for I want to be counted as one your saints.

Give me wisdom, give me discernment; give me patience, but above all God give me Faith; “faith that endures when faith has failed” (McLaren, p.176).

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*McLaren, B. (2011). Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words. New York. HarperCollins Publisher.

When God Calls Your Name

P1000158.blessedThen I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8).

God it is evident that it is time to grow. God help me to see the cues and to use every opportunity to seek you out, to serve you and to demonstrate your love to others.

God help me to be always faithful; even during dark times. Give me the faith of Paul; the courage of David and the resiliency of Job.

God I pray that  through your divine spirit,  I can truly motivate with my words, model through my deeds and heal with my touch. I pray that I will live the truth and be a good steward of your trust in me. Amen

Has God called your name? What has God impressed upon your heart to do?