April 16 Prayer
“If this is of God you will not be able to stop it, and you may discover you have been fighting God all along.” Acts 5:39
Words from a wise man in the book of acts cause me to wonder how do we know what is of human efforts and what is of the Divine.
Could we be fighting against God’s purpose in our lives when we strive to hard?
Pressure, pushing are reactions of the self that could be a tell tale sign.
God will have his way in the end and sometimes the only prayer we should pray is
“Lord I give up,
Have mercy on me.”
Wherever you are feeling pressure and resistance
breathe and exhale, releasing all that you are holding in.
“Lord, we come with our hearts in our hands,
worn and tired of striving to change things,
tired of fighting.
Help us Lord right where we are
and for what we need.”
I yield my will to yours and pray;
Lord have mercy!
May your kingdom come and protect the most vulnerable.
May you open up the eyes of my heart to see where you are moving
and how I can join in with what you are doing.
To be with you and not resist you.
For in you is rest.
No shadows are too dark that a tint of colour
cannot be seen.