Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Prayer: Ideas Have Feet

Ah, Lord God, may I wait for You, even when it seems I have waited long enough. Grant me grace to wait even when a response / a vision from You tarries. May I look back on my life and see that ideas have feet; skewed thinking led to skewed ways. In order for me to be well-doing, I must be in a right relationship with You and be guided by that sense of well-being. May I, like your prophet Ezekiel, internalize Your Word so it becomes part of my very being. I place my future once again in Your hands, O loving Father.

You say in Your Word that the prophets prophesied for me -- to show me the grace that is mine through Christ Jesus. They made careful search and inquiry and it was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but those who were to come -- me! Prepare my mind, O God, for action and may I discipline myself to set my hope on Christ and all He has revealed. May I be holy and live in reverent fear of You here in this day and time. May I realize the truth of the prophets -- that I have been ransomed from the futile ways of my ancestors, not with perishable things like silver and gold, but with the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Set my faith and hope on You, O God. Show me how to love others deeply from the heart. May I be transformed into the image of Christ by the washing of Your Word through my heart and mind. Like Christ, may I lovingly welcome fellow strugglers on the Way. Amen (Habakkuk 2.3; Wisdom of Solomon 12.1-2; 1 Peter 2)

1 comment:

Hailey & Vivien said...

Perfect picture for the prayer. I think i'm partial at this phase in life to baby feet!!